The procedures to be used in the tax increment method are:
A. the local governing body of the municipality shall, at the time after approval of a metropolitan redevelopment project, notify the county assessor and the taxation and revenue department of the taxable parcels of property within the project;
B. upon receipt of notification pursuant to Subsection A of this section, the county assessor and the taxation and revenue department shall identify the parcels of property within the metropolitan redevelopment project within their respective jurisdictions and certify to the county treasurer the net taxable value of the property at the time of notification as the base value for the distribution of property tax revenues authorized by the Property Tax Code [Chapter 7, Article 35 through 38 NMSA 1978]. If because of acquisition by the municipality the property becomes tax exempt, the county assessor and the taxation and revenue department shall note that fact on their respective records and so notify the county treasurer, but the county assessor, the taxation and revenue department and the county treasurer shall preserve a record of the net taxable value at the time of inclusion of the property within the metropolitan redevelopment project as the base value for the purpose of distribution of property tax revenues when the parcel again becomes taxable. The county assessor is not required by this section to preserve the new taxable value at the time of inclusion of the property within the metropolitan redevelopment project as the base value for the purposes of valuation of the property;
C. if because of acquisition by the municipality the property becomes tax exempt, when the parcel again becomes taxable, the local governing body of the municipality shall notify the county assessor and the taxation and revenue department of the parcels of property that because of their rehabilitation or other improvement are to be revalued for property tax purposes. A new taxable value of this property shall then be determined by the county assessor or by the taxation and revenue department if the property is within the valuation jurisdiction of that department. If no acquisition by the municipality occurs, improvement or rehabilitation of property subject to valuation by the assessor shall be reported to the assessor as required by the Property Tax Code, and the new taxable value shall be determined as of January 1 of the tax year following the year in which the improvement or rehabilitation is completed;
D. current tax rates shall then be applied to the new taxable value. The amount by which the revenue received exceeds that which would have been received by application of the same rates to the base value before inclusion in the metropolitan redevelopment project shall be credited to the municipality and deposited in the metropolitan redevelopment fund. This transfer shall take place only after the county treasurer has been notified to apply the tax increment method to a specific property included in a metropolitan redevelopment area. Unless the entire metropolitan redevelopment area is specifically included by the municipality for purposes of tax increment financing, the payment by the county treasurer to the municipality shall be limited to those properties specifically included. The remaining revenue shall be distributed to participating units of government as authorized by the Property Tax Code; and
E. the procedures and methods specified in this section shall be followed annually for a maximum period of twenty years following the date of notification of inclusion of property as coming under the transfer provisions of this section.
History: Laws 1979, ch. 391, § 21; 1987, ch. 316, § 1; 2000, ch. 103, § 2.