1. Apply for a New Mexico State Tax ID Number (CRS#)
In order to apply for a business registration, permit, or license you need a tax identification number (CRS#) that is provided by the NM Taxation and Revenue Department. The nearest office of this Department is in Las Cruces. The telephone number for the Las Cruces office is (575)524-6225. You may also secure a tax identification number online at www.tax.newmexico.gov
As a service to the business community, applications for a tax identification number are available as well at the Silver City Community Development Department, which is located in the Town Hall Annex building.
This department will also issue a tax identification number on behalf of the NM Taxation and Revenue Department upon receipt of a completed application. To accept a completed application, the Town will require a government-issued photo id as proof of identification. Please note that the Community Development Department does not give tax advice on how to complete the CRS forms.2. Pick up the Correct Business Application
Business Applications are available at the Silver City Community Development Department. These applications are also available on the Town’s website
. To determine what kind of Business Application you will need, see the attached list: Types of Business Applications.3. Complete the Business Application
After filling out the business application, you will need to identify yourself with a current government-issued photo I.D. and provide any copies of certificates required by the State of New Mexico to conduct your business, and any other pertinent documents. Carnivals, for example, are required to have a Certificate of Insurance. If you are claiming tax-exempt status as a non-profit business, you must submit documentation of 501c3 approval by the N.M. State Taxation and Revenue Department or the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.