New Mexico Payroll Services

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New Mexico Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your New Mexico State Tax ID Numbers 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID  

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID

New Mexico Wage and Hour Laws

Minimum Wage 

New Mexico’s minimum wage is currently $12.00 per hour. Please note that several local jurisdictions in New Mexico have their own minimum wage ordinances.  

For more information on New Mexico’s state and local minimum wage laws, please click HERE.  


New Mexico’s overtime law requires employers to pay employees at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek.   

Pay Frequency 

New Mexico’s pay frequency statute requires employers to pay employees no more than 16 days apart. For wages earned from the 1st to the 15th day, employers shall pay by the 25th day of the month. For wages earned from the 16th to the last day of the month, employers shall pay by the 10th of the following month.   

New Mexico Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                               30,100

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)           1.00 – 1.12  (Rate includes surcharges) 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)             None 

New Mexico Income Tax Withholding 

New Mexico's law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Taxation and Revenue Department.  

New Mexico State Resources 

New Mexico Taxation & Revenue 

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions 

New Mexico SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023