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Regional Coalition Defends LANL Tax Stabilization Bill

on January 26, 2018 - 10:24am
RCLC News:
 
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is presenting its defense of the Lab Tax Stabilization Bill (SB17), which seeks to maintain the gross receipts tax paid by DOE national labs housed in New Mexico.
 
The presentation is 2 p.m. today at the New Mexico Legislature Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee, Room 311.
 
RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero will represent the Coalition in providing testimony to the Committee when the Bill is reviewed. Coalition Board members and community stakeholders are expected to be present in the audience as well. 
 
Lab Tax Stabilization Bill:
 
SENATE BILL 17
 
53RD LEGISLATURE - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - SECOND SESSION, 2018
INTRODUCED BY
Carlos R. Cisneros and Richard C. Martinez and Stephanie Garcia Richard

AN ACT

RELATING TO TAXATION; EXCLUDING CERTAIN ENTITIES FROM A GROSS RECEIPTS TAX EXEMPTION FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1.  Section 7-9-29 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1970, Chapter 12, Section 3, as amended) is amended to read:
"7-9-29.  EXEMPTION--GROSS RECEIPTS TAX--CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS--EXCEPTIONS.-
 
A.  Exempted from the gross receipts tax are the receipts of organizations that demonstrate to the department that they have been granted exemption from the federal income tax by the United States commissioner of internal revenue as organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of [1954] 1986, as that section may be amended or renumbered.
 
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B.  Exempted from the gross receipts tax are the receipts from carrying on chamber of commerce, visitor bureau and convention bureau functions of organizations that demonstrate to the department that they have been granted exemption from the federal income tax by the United States commissioner of internal revenue as organizations described in Section 501(c)(6) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of [1954] 1986, as that section may be amended or renumbered.

C.  This section does not apply to:
(1)  receipts derived from an unrelated trade or business as defined in Section 513 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of [1954] 1986, as that section may be amended or renumbered; or
(2)  receipts of a prime contractor that are derived from operating a facility in New Mexico designated as a national laboratory by an act of congress."
 
SECTION 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2018.

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