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New Mexico

New Mexico

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar Energy Gross Receipts Tax Deduction   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/04/2014
Program Overview:
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Retail Supplier, Solar Distributors
Amount:100% of gross receipts from sale and installation of solar energy systems, dark-colored water tanks, and non-vented trombe walls
Start Date:07/01/2007
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
N.M. Stat. ยง 7-9-112
Authority 2:
NMAC 3.2.247

New Mexico has a gross receipts tax structure for businesses instead of a sales tax. Businesses are taxed on the gross amount of their business receipts each year before expenses are deducted. Revenue generated by the sale and installation of solar systems used to provide space heat, hot water, or electricity to the property on which it is installed may be deducted from gross receipts before the gross receipts tax is calculated. Dark-colored water tanks exposed to sunlight, including all equipment necessary for the installation and operation of the water tank as a part of the overall water system of the property, as well as a non-vented trombe wall, including all equipment necessary for the installation and operation of the trombe wall, are also eligible for this tax deduction.

The seller must have a signed copy of Form RPD-41341 to claim the deduction or other evidence acceptable to EMNRD that the service or equipment was purchased for the sole use of the sale and installation of a qualified energy system.

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  Vincent Barrera
New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Energy Conservation and Management Division
Phone: (505) 476-3323
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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