2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 7: Taxation
Article 9: Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax, 7-9-1 through 7-9-114
Section 7-9-10: Agents for collection of compensating tax; duties.


NM Stat § 7-9-10 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

7-9-10. Agents for collection of compensating tax; duties.

A. Every person carrying on or causing to be carried on any activity within this state attempting to exploit New Mexico's markets who sells property or sells property and service for use in this state and who is not subject to the gross receipts tax on receipts from these sales shall collect the compensating tax from the buyer and pay the tax collected to the department. "Activity", for the purposes of this section, includes but is not limited to engaging in any of the following in New Mexico: maintaining an office or other place of business; soliciting orders through employees or independent contractors; soliciting orders through advertisements placed in newspapers or magazines published in New Mexico or advertisements broadcast by New Mexico radio or television stations, soliciting orders through programs broadcast by New Mexico radio or television stations or transmitted by cable systems in New Mexico; canvassing, demonstrating, collecting money, warehousing or storing merchandise or delivering or distributing products as a consequence of an advertising or other sales program directed at potential customers. "Activity", for the purposes of this section, does not include having a world wide web site as a third-party provider on a computer physically located in New Mexico but owned by another nonaffiliated person, and "activity" does not include using a nonaffiliated third-party call center to accept and process telephone or electronic orders of tangible personal property or licenses primarily from non-New Mexico buyers, which orders are forwarded to a location outside New Mexico for filling, or to provide services primarily to non-New Mexico customers.

B. To ensure orderly and efficient collection of the public revenue, if any application of this section is held invalid, the section's application to other situations or persons shall not be affected.

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