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New Mexico Payroll Information

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Paying Employees in New Mexico

New Mexico 2021 Minimum Wage: $10.50

New Mexico Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay (for non-exempt employees) for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek

New Mexico Paystub Requirements:

  • Employee’s gross pay,
  • The number of hours worked,
  • The total wages and benefits earned, and
  • An itemized listing of all deductions withheld from the employee’s wages

How often do you have to pay employees in New Mexico?

  • Employees must be paid by the 25th of the month for wages earned from the 1st – 15th of that month, and by the 10th of the following month for wages earned between the 16th and end of the month.

When is an employee’s final check due in New Mexico?

  • Voluntary resignation – next regular payday 
  • Involuntary terminations – due within five days of discharge for terminations (or ten days if paid by task, piece or commission).

New Mexico Withholding Tax 

New Mexico Withholding Tax Registration

Wages subject to New Mexico Withholding Tax

  • Wages earned by New Mexico residents within the state or in another state is subject to New Mexico withholding
  • Wages performed by a non-resident within New Mexico are subject to New Mexico withholding

New Mexico Employee withholding allowance certificate

  • Use federal form W-4


  • None

New Mexico Withholding Tax Due Dates

  • Due quarterly if more than $500 in the prior year by the last day of the month following the quarter-end
  • Due annually by Jan 31 if withholding was $500 or less than prior year

New Mexico Unemployment Tax

New Mexico Unemployment Tax Registration

New Mexico Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: Industry rated
  • 2021 Wage Base: $27,000

New Mexico Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

New Mexico New Hire Reporting

  • New Mexico New Hires Directory
    PO Box 29480
    Santa Fe, NM 87592-9480
  • Phone: 888-878-1614
  • Fax: 505-827-7285
  • Report online

New Mexico Child Support

  • State Disbursement Unit
    PO Box 25109
    Santa Fe, NM 87504
  • Phone: 800-288-7207
  • Pay online


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