Forming a Corporation in New Mexico

Filing Costs*

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 30 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before the 15th day of the third month after the end of the taxable year
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.


*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

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