HOUSE BILL 89
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2021
Jack Chatfield and Gail Armstrong and Christine Chandler
and Nathan P. Small and Melanie Ann Stansbury
RELATING TO TAXATION; CREATING AN OPTIONAL DESIGNATION FOR A PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUND CONTRIBUTION FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE HEALTHY SOIL PROGRAM.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Income Tax Act is
enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] OPTIONAL DESIGNATION OF TAX REFUND CONTRIBUTION--HEALTHY SOIL PROGRAM.--
A. An individual whose state income tax liability after application of allowable credits and tax rebates in a year is lower than the amount of money held by the department to the credit of such individual for that tax year may designate a portion of the income tax refund due to the individual to be paid to the board of regents of New Mexico state university for support of the healthy soil program in the New Mexico department of agriculture. In the case of a joint return, both individuals must make such a designation.
B. The department shall revise the state income tax form to allow the designation of such contributions in the following form:
"Healthy Soil Program - Check [ ] if you wish to contribute a part or all of your tax refund for the support of the healthy soil program in the New Mexico department of agriculture. Enter here $_________ the amount of your contribution.".
C. The provisions of this section do not apply to income tax refunds subject to interception under the provisions of the Tax Refund Intercept Program Act, and any designation made under the provisions of this section to such refunds is void."
SECTION 2. APPLICABILITY.--The provisions of this act
apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
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