Employees should complete Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate for New Mexico withholding. Employers should follow the formula as their withholding method.
4.9% flat rate
State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)
Rates range from 0.33% to 5.4%
New contributing employers use their industry average unemployment insurance contribution rate or 1%, whichever is greater.
Workers’ Compensation fee — The fee for the employer is $2.30 times the number of covered employees working on the last day of the quarter. The fee for covered employees working on the last day of the quarter is $2.00.
Minimum Wage is $7.50/hour for most New Mexico businesses. Exceptions are:Albuquerque minimum wage is $9.20/hour; $8.20/hourhour if you provide healthcare and/or childcare benefits.Santa Fe: The minimum wage is $11.40/hourLas Cruces $10.10/hour.
If an employee is fired, they should receive their final termination pay within five days. If they quit, they should receive their payment on the next regular payday.
New Hire Filing
Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days.
Reporting by mail
New Mexico New Hires Directory
P.O. Box 29480
Santa Fe, NM 87592-9480
New hire reporting form
State Disbursement Unit
Child Support Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 25109
Albuquerque, NM 87125
New employer registration
New employers must register with the following:
Department of Workforce Solutions: https://ui.dws.state.nm.us/Employer/Revenue/Registration/EmployerRegistration/RegisterEmployer.aspx
Department of Taxation and Revenue: https://tap.state.nm.us/tap/_/
Department of Workforce Solutions: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/
Taxation and Revenue: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/
Human Services Department: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/overview-2.aspx
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