THIS SECTION IS CURRENT THROUGH THE FIFTIETH LEGISLATURE

CHAPTER 7. TAXATION
ARTICLE 2A. CORPORATE INCOME AND FRANCHISE TAX

 

ยง 7-2A-26 NMSA 1978. Agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit

A. A taxpayer that files a New Mexico corporate income tax return for a taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2011 and ending prior to January 1, 2020 for a dairy or feedlot owned by the taxpayer may claim against the taxpayer’s corporate income and franchise tax liability, and the department may allow, a tax credit equal to five dollars ($ 5.00) per wet ton of agricultural biomass transported from the taxpayer’s dairy or feedlot to a facility that uses agricultural biomass to generate electricity or make biocrude or other liquid or gaseous fuel for commercial use. The credit provided in this section may be referred to as the “agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit”.

B. If the requirements of this section have been complied with, the department shall issue to the taxpayer a document granting an agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit. The document shall be numbered for identification and declare its date of issuance and the amount of the tax credit allowed pursuant to this section. The document may be submitted by the taxpayer with that taxpayer’s corporate income tax return or may be sold, exchanged or otherwise transferred to another taxpayer. The parties to such a transaction shall notify the department of the sale, exchange or transfer within ten days of the sale, exchange or transfer.

C. A portion of the agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit that remains unused in a taxable year may be carried forward for a maximum of four consecutive taxable years following the taxable year in which the credit originates until the credit is fully expended.

D. Prior to July 1, 2011, the energy, minerals and natural resources department shall adopt rules establishing procedures to provide certification of transportation of agricultural biomass to a qualified facility that uses agricultural biomass to generate electricity or make biocrude or other liquid or gaseous fuel for commercial use for purposes of obtaining an agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit. The rules may be modified as determined necessary by the energy, minerals and natural resources department to determine accurate recording of the quantity of agricultural biomass transported and used for the purpose allowable in this section.

E. A taxpayer that claims an agricultural biomass corporate income tax credit shall not also claim an agricultural biomass income tax credit for transportation of the same agricultural biomass on which the claim for that agricultural biomass income tax credit is based.

F. The department shall limit the annual combined total of all agricultural biomass income tax credits and all agricultural biomass corporate income tax credits allowed to a maximum of five million dollars ($ 5,000,000). Applications for the credit shall be considered in the order received by the department.

G. As used in this section:

(1) “agricultural biomass” means wet manure meeting specifications established by the energy, minerals and natural resources department from either a dairy or feedlot commercial operation;

(2) “biocrude” means a nonfossil form of energy that can be transported and refined using existing petroleum refining facilities and that is made from biologically derived feedstocks and other agricultural biomass;

(3) “feedlot” means an operation that fattens livestock for market; and

(4) “dairy” means a facility that raises livestock for milk production.