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New Mexico Weight Distance Tax Permit


New Mexico Weight Distance Tax PermitNew Mexico Weight Distance Tax (WDT) Permit is required from owners, operators, and registrants of interstate and intrastate commercial vehicles having a declared gross weight or gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or greater. The tax is based on mileage traveled on New Mexico highways at a rate determined by the weight of the vehicle. Every agency must register for a New Mexico Weight Distance Tax Permit each year. Companies must also register and apply for a New Mexico Weight Distance Tax Permit for each vehicle. DOT Operating Authority has years of experience in doing paperwork for its customers who hold heavy vehicles. We are here to help you obtain a Weight Distance Tax Permit in New Mexico. Pay attention to the due dates of this permit.


      Weight Distance Tax is DUE BY:

  • April 30 (for the quarter January 1 through March 31)
  • July 31 (for the quarter April 1 through June 30)
  • October 31 (for the quarter July 1 through September 30)
  • January 31 (for the period October 1 through December 31)

The New Mexico Weight Distance permits are valid through December 31st of the year they are issued for.


Reminder: Payments without confirmation or tax identification number may not be properly applied to your account, and interest and a penalty may be assessed.


Note: A vehicle titled in New Mexico that is subject to the weight-distance tax and traveling intrastate is issued a weight-distance plate. Also, a vehicle titled in New Mexico that is subject to the weight-distance tax and traveling interstate is issued an IRP plate.


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

All commercial vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more are subject to the federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). Those subject to the HVUT must provide proof of filing at the time of vehicle registration by submitting an IRS stamped copy of a 2290 Form.


IFTA in New Mexico

What is IFTA? IFTA is a multi-jurisdictional fuel tax agreement between the US states and Canadian provinces. It simplifies the reporting of fuel taxes by trucking and other companies with vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds.  An operating carrier with IFTA receives an IFTA license and two decals for each qualifying vehicle it operates. The carrier files a quarterly fuel tax report. This report is used to determine the net tax or refund due and to redistribute taxes from collecting states to states that it is due.


A qualified commercial vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for transportation of persons or property that:

  • has two axles and a registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds; or
  • is used in combination, when such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds; or
  • has three or more axles regardless of weight.

At DOT Operating Authority, we are always happy to help you with your paperwork, whether you want to obtain a New Mexico Weight Distance Tax Permit or to apply for an IFTA License in New Mexico.


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