New Mexico Department of Health
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Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit Program

The focus of this New Mexico Department of Health website is Rural Healthcare Practitioner Tax Credit and explains who to contact, eligibility, & how to apply.

The Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit allows certain healthcare providers who provide care in rural, underserved areas to be eligible for an income tax credit of $3,000 or $5,000.

Practitioners who are eligible for a $5,000 tax credit per year are licensed doctors, osteopathic physicians, dentists, clinical psychologists, podiatrists and optometrists.

Health care providers who are eligible for a $3,000 tax credit per year are licensed dental hygienists, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. The credit is available to eligible providers for taxable years beginning Jan. 1, 2007.

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