New Mexico Statutes Chapter 7. Taxation § 7-1-71.3. Willful failure to collect and pay over taxes

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A. A person who is required to collect, account for and pay over a tax imposed by the state and who willfully, with the intent to defraud, fails to collect or truthfully account for and pay over the tax due to the state is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or imprisoned for a period of not less than six months and not more than three years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.

B. As used in this section:

(1) “tax” does not include civil penalties or interest;  and

(2) “willfully” means intentionally, deliberately or purposely, but not necessarily maliciously.

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