2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 7: Taxation
Article 2C: Tax Refund Intercept Program, 7-2C-1 through 7-2C-14
Section 7-2C-3: Definitions.
As used in the Tax Refund Intercept Program Act:
A. "claimant agency" means the taxation and revenue department or any of its divisions, the human services department, the employment security division of the labor department, the workers' compensation administration, any corporation authorized to be formed under the Educational Assistance Act [21-21A-1 NMSA 1978], a district, magistrate or municipal court or the Bernalillo county metropolitan court;
B. "debt" means a legally enforceable obligation of an employer subject to the Unemployment Compensation Law [51-1-1 NMSA 1978], the Workers' Compensation Act [52-1-1 NMSA 1978] and the Workers' Compensation Administration Act [52-5-1.1 NMSA 1978], or an individual to pay a liquidated amount of money that:
(1) is equal to or more than one hundred dollars ($100);
(2) is due and owing a claimant agency, which a claimant agency is obligated by law to collect or which, in the case of an educational loan, a claimant agency has lawfully contracted to collect;
(3) has accrued through contract, tort, subrogation or operation of law; and
(a) has been secured by a warrant of levy and lien for amounts due under the Unemployment Compensation Law or workers' compensation fees due under the Workers' Compensation Administration Act; or
(b) has been reduced to judgment for all other cases;
C. "debtor" means any employer subject to the Unemployment Compensation Law, the Workers' Compensation Act and the Workers' Compensation Administration Act, or any individual owing a debt;
D. "department" or "division" means, unless the context indicates otherwise, the taxation and revenue department, the secretary of taxation and revenue or any employee of the department exercising authority lawfully delegated to that employee by the secretary;
E. "educational loan" means any loan for educational purposes owned by a public post-secondary educational institution or owned or guaranteed by any corporation authorized to be formed under the Educational Assistance Act;
F. "medical support" means amounts owed to the human services department pursuant to the provisions of Subsection B of Section 40-4C-12 NMSA 1978;
G. "public post-secondary educational institution" means a publicly owned or operated institution of higher education or other publicly owned or operated post-secondary educational facility located within New Mexico;
H. "spouse" means an individual who is or was a spouse of the debtor and who has joined with the debtor in filing a joint return of income tax pursuant to the provisions of the Income Tax Act [7-2-1 NMSA 1978], which joint return has given rise to a refund that may be subject to the provisions of the Tax Refund Intercept Program Act ; and
I. "refund" means a refund, including any amount of tax rebates or credits, under the Income Tax Act or the Corporate Income and Franchise Tax Act [7-2A-1 NMSA 1978] that the department has determined to be due to an individual or corporation.
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