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SANTA FE – New Mexicans and their employers will have more time to file and pay their taxes as the state pushes to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Personal income taxes will now be due July 15, or 90 days later than the typical mid-April deadline, for both state and federal tax returns. The state is also pushing back the corporate tax deadline to July 15.
Employers will have more time to send to the state the taxes they withhold from workers’ paychecks. The amounts for March through June will now be due in late July – a step intended to ease cash-flow problems and help avoid layoffs.
“We understand that this unprecedented public health emergency is placing enormous financial strain on many residents and businesses,” Taxation and Revenue Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke said in a written statement. “These tax extensions will allow individuals and businesses in New Mexico to keep more money in their pockets for the next three months and to better weather this storm.”