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Agricultural Biomass Income Tax Credit (Corporate)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Savings Category 
Biomass
Maximum Rebate 

Statewide annual limit of $5 million in total credits

Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
Taxation and Revenue Department
Expiration Date 

12/31/2019

State 
New Mexico
Program Type 
Corporate Tax Credit
Rebate Amount 

$5 per wet ton

Summary 
H.B. 171 of 2010 created a tax credit for agricultural biomass from a dairy or feedlot transported to a facility that uses agricultural biomass to generate electricity or make biocrude or other liquid or gaseous fuel for commercial use. For the purposes of this tax credit, agricultural biomass means wet manure. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department may adopt additional specifications for agricultural biomass through a rule making process.

The credit is effective for biomass originating between January 1, 2011, and January 1, 2020. The credit is worth $5 per wet ton. Eligible projects must apply to the Taxation and Revenue Department for the credit. The Taxation and Revenue Department is authorized to distribute $5,000,000 in credits annually and will award a qualification document to eligible projects on a first-come, first-served basis. The qualification document may be submitted by the taxpayer with that taxpayer's personal income tax return or may be sold, exchanged, or otherwise transferred to another taxpayer. The taxpayers involved in a credit transfer must notify the Taxation and Revenue Department within 10 days of the sale, exchange, or transfer. If a tax payer cannot claim all the credit they have been awarded for the year, they may carry forward any unused credit for a maximum of 4 consecutive years.