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] 'I .HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 3 :SBDC Gett, ng down to business in New Mexico By BRENT M. EASTWOOD, Phl)/ able for the business s debt~, ob- with government entities. The Director of Business Advocacy, New Mexico Economic Develop- ment Department To launch a business in New Mexico, an entrepreneur needs a legal structure, business name, employer identification number (EIN), state registration, business license and other permits. As com- plicated as it sounds, it takes most entrepreneurs only a few days to obtain what's needed. Legal structure: Most busi- nesses begin as sole proprietorships or limited liabil- ity corporations (LLCs). The sole proprietor buys assets in his own name, and all business profits, losses and deductions go on the owner's personal tax return. The business owner is personally li- ligations and liabilities. :gole company's owner can operate proprietors don't need to regis- under a fictitious name; in New ter with regulators to establish Mexico, he can do it without reg- themselves, but they sh0 uld istering with the state for a trade checl~ with local and state tax .au- name or trademark. thorities to ensure the busim~,ss Employer ID: An EIN, or: complies with applicable tax federal tax ID number, identifies laws. a business to taxing authorities. Name: The legal name of a An owner whose principal busi- sole proprietorship is the owner's ness, office or agency or legal resi- full name, even if the busines s dence is in the United States or uses another moniker. A its territories can apply online partnership's legal name consist.,; and receive the number immedi- of the partners' surnames or what- ately if she has a valid taxpayer ever name the partnership ID number such as a Social Secu- chooses. Corporations and LLCs rity number or individual tax- have more latitude to register a payer ID. legal name with the state; a Combined Reporting Sys- corporation's legal name doesn't tern number: All New Mexico need to mention the owners' businesses need a CRS number names. A company uses its legal from the state Taxation and Rev- name in all business conducted enue Department, which uses it to track major business taxes. Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to hcherald@aznex.net. Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. 0urLibrary Dear Editor: I would like to start this let- ter by saying how great the Senior Citizens Center Lunch Menu Monday, March 26 Burrito Supreme Spanish Rice Green Salad/Dressing Apricots Tuesday, March 27 Chicken Tacos Pinto Beans Calabacitas Jello/Mixed Fruit Wednesday, March 28 Salisbury Steak Mushroom Gravy Mashed Potatoes Spinach WW Roll/Margarine '~ Tropical Fruit Salad Thursday, March 29 Santa Fe Chicken & Rice Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Buttered Carrots Pineapple Upside Down Cake Friday(March 30 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Vegetable Soup Crackers Apricots Hidalgo County Library is here in Lordsburg. Our Library is open to every- one that walks through the door. It tells the history of our country, state and county and much more. Our Library is full of information, full of knowledge and full of sto- ries. It's great to have a place like our Library to seek all those things out. I'm proud to say that I live in Lordsburg and that Hidalgo County has such a great Library. The Library building fs historic and very well-kept. It takes a lot of work and money to make it happen• Our Library has to a computer for any- one to use. You do have to sign up to use the computer, but it's free and that helps all who ~want to use it, like people whose com- puters are not working or can't afford one. Our Library is a wonderful place to go. It's open Monday thru Friday, rain or shine, except holidays. Our Library has story day for children on Tuesdays. It's our tax dollars that make • it happen, so please don't miss out. The list of great things at our Library goes on and on, like books, maps, newspapers, maga- zines, etc. A proud Lordsburg resident Thank you to all of my friends and family for your prayers and best wishes during my recent surgery. They were greatly appreciated. 0.I" " " New Inventory Huge Selection! Email us at hcherald@aznex.net or give us a call at 575.542.8705 Ia'p * Belly Button * Eyebrow • Tongue * Ear • Nose Silver I 'ngs * Dangles * Logos • • 14K i~ the Comge House 2 i4 E. I~tel Drive * Lordsburg This number is your state tax ID. .t .Apply for this number (ACD- q~1015) at any local tax office or c',nline at https://tap.state,nm.us tO receive a CRS identification mumber immediately; ~Ipplying by mail takes up to two weeks. A bu'siness with an average total monthly tax liability greater than $200 for any combination of taxes on the CRS-1 form must report monthly; other businesses can report less frequently. Business license and other permits: Business owners must secure a business license for about $35 at their municipal of- rice, where they'll learn about and obtaira other necessary permits and li~:enses that apply to their busine ss. Licensing businesses allows the city to regulate zon- ing, parking, signage and other aspects of running a business. Em ployer Account Number (EAN number): Entrepreneurs with employees are covered by the New Mexico Workers' Com- pensation Act, and the EAN iden- tifies the employers for unem- ployment: insurance purposes. Register first with the New Mexico Dt ;partment of Workforce Solutions, then with a district of- rice of the Taxation and Revenue Department for the worker's corn-, pensation personnel assessment fee. • Laws cl aange frequently, and business o~,ners should verify legal require'men[s at local tax- ing authoriti~ es or through legal counsel. For mor~: information, visit www,gonm.15,iz or contact the Small Busim:ss Development Center (SBDC:). Western New Mexico University's SIJDC offers assis- tance to entrelc,reneurs who are starting a busim ess or wanting to expand an exi sting business. These services m "e available at no cost. Call 538-{i320 for an ap- pointment with ~ i business advi- sor, or email sb~:tc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC offic~e is located on the second floor o] f the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at www.nmsbdc. com/silvercity/ind ex.html. Seniors visit construction site The Ena Mitchell Senior Citizens Center hosted a St. Patrick's Day party onThursday, March 15, 2012 following lunch, below.They enjoyed homemade cupcakes and green fizz.The group took a field trip to the construction site of their new building following the party. Pictured at the site above are Maurja Rico, Teresa Bravo and Maria Reyes. Courtesy photos Donate portion of your tax refund to help &l New Mexico's Communities Information courtesy NM STATE What many taxpayers might Forest Re-Leaf on your New FORESTRY~Santa Fe not know is that when they fill Mexico State Tax Return Form; ..... , New Mexicans have an op- out their New Mexico Tax Return • Volunteer at a tree pl~t~ :: :~:~ portunity to turn some of their documents, they have the oppor- ing event funded by the New state tax refund into trees for New tunity to donate to the Re-Leaf Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program; Mexico communities through the Program. Toward the end of the Mail a donation directly New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Pro- document, there is a check-off to the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf gram. box that will direct any amount Program using the address below. Funded exclusively through you determine to the program. For more information or to private and corporate donations, No donation is too small and ev- contribute to the New Mexico the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf cry cent will be put toward plant- Forest Re-Leaf Program contact: Program is an environmental edu- ing trees around the state. Kelly Washburn, Program Man- cation tree planting grant pro- There are several ways that , ager at the New Mexico State gram. Since created by the New the citizens of New Mexico can Forestry Division; PO Box 1948; Mexico Legislature in 1990, more contribute to this community tree Santa Fe, NM 87505. Telephone: than $520,000 has been granted planting program: (505) 476-3332; E-mail: to plant over 18,000 trees on pub- Donate to New Mexico kelly.washburn@state.nm.us. An archive ot' SBDC Busi- lic lands throughout the state. ness Reports can be found at "The New Mexico Forest Re- http://www.gr antcounty beat.corn/archived_iltems Leaf projectsundertakenbycom- Largest Inventory of y The SBDC has ', ~cheduled the munities around the state would following training ~,;ession. Call not have been possible without 538-6320 for more information, the valuable financial contribu- tions from private citizens, cor- porations, non-profit organiza- tions, and small businesses." said New Mexico State Forester Tony Delfin. "I encourage New Mexi- cans to support the Forest Re-Leaf Program by making a donation this tax season." • March 22: "Bm,~dc Overview of QuickBooks" • April 12: "Understanding Financial Statements" -The WNMU Sc hool Busi- ness Administration at, td Econom- ics is partnering with I~e Federal Reserve Bank of Dalh is, E1 Paso Branch, to present0a s,,˘mposium. Lunch will be providi ~d. Reser- vations are required (mcarthur@wnmu.edu, or 538- 6320). • April 10:"2012 "l~conomic Outlook; Where is the ;Economy Heading?" Paid by candidates Patsy Camacho Check out these ed 2011 Ford F-150 2011 Ford Fus.ion 2008 Ford Explorer 2005 Ford F-250 2007 Ford E-150 Van 2006 Ford F-350 2005 Ford Explorer 2011 Ford F-150 199.6 Ford F-250 2009 Ford F250 Super Duty 4x4 575.542.8880 I, Patsy Camacho, do hev:eby announce rny declaration of candidacy for HIDALGO COUNTY TREASURER under the Democratic Party, I-IE [ Hidalg° D humblysUbject tOappreciated.the June 5, 201 2 Primary Election. Your vOtepatsyOf suppOrtcamachoiS F New Mexico Press illt .,.."'c"ar" A. Chaire S [ Association Member IHidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by I, Richard A. Chaires, do hereby announce my declaration of candi- Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, dacy for re-election to the'~ office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 3, subject to the ]rune 5, 2012 Democratic Primary Election. Your vote of support will be deeply appreciated. Richrad A. Chaires 2008 Ford F-350 Dually 2003 Ford F-350 2005 GMC Denali 2002 Ford Expedition 2001 Ford F-150 2010 Ford F-150 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Van 1997 Chevy Van 2008 Jeep Patriot 2,007 Chrysler 300 2002 Saturn Vue 2001 Toyota Sequoia 542-3551 • 412 E. Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM Melissa K. DeLaGarza I,Melissa K. DeLaGarza, ct,a hereby announce my declaration of can- didacy for the office of Hie'In]go County Clerk, subject to the June 5, 2012 Democratic Primary Election. Your support and vote will be greatly appreciated. Melissa K. DeLaGarza 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Sutrcription rate is $40 per year by USPS mail, $25 per year by ema'il. Requests for correc- tions and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be directed to 1he editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the publisher. Any unsolicited manu- scripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned• All information contained herein is copyrighted 2012 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated; are written by our staff.. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045- 948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald @aznex.net B0bbie J. Orphey I, Bobbie J. Orphey, do h, ereby announce my declaration of candi- dacy for the office of Hid algo County Clerk, subject to the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary ]Election. Your vote and Support is greatly appreciated. Bobbie J. Orphey ":t; ,r,q~ '