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New employers subject to Unemployment Insurance taxes must register with NMDWS on to the Unemployment Insurance Tax Self-Service System. After registering with NMDWS, you will receive an Employer Account Number (EAN) that must be used for conducting all business with NMDWS. You will also receive a notice with a NMDWS Unemployment Insurance Tax System User ID and Password. You must activate your account before NMDWS can accept your wage records and contribution payments.

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Employers can register a new business, login to initiate account maintenance and authorize access for an agent who does business on your behalf.

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Beginning in January 2019, employers are now able to electronically file appeals of their Unemployment Insurance tax rates and other similar tax notices through the Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System. This new self-service functionality allows employers to quickly and easily file appeals of tax determinations and upload documentation in support of their appeal.

Benefit charges play a large role in employers’ contribution rates. Employers can often avoid an improper payment of benefits by simply responding to the initial claim in a timely and thorough fashion. When a claimant files for benefits, the claimant is required to answer detailed questions regarding his or her employment and the manner of separation from employment. An employer potentially subject to benefit charges will receive a notice from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) advising that a claim has been filed and requesting information regarding the claimant’s work and separation from employment. Employers have 10 days to respond to that notice. Failure to respond to the notice can lead to improper payment of benefits which will be charged to the employer. Furthermore, if an employer appeals a decision to payment of benefits, an employer who failed to respond within the 10-day deadline may still be liable for some benefit charges, even if the employer prevails in showing that the claimant was not eligible for benefits.

Federal law requires NMDWS to charge employers for Unemployment Insurance benefit payments improperly paid to unemployed individuals when the employer has established a pattern of failing to timely and adequately respond to requests from NMDWS for separation information during a calendar year. The law applies to employers determined by NMDWS to have established a pattern of at least five (5) occurrences of failing to timely and adequately respond to requests for separation information, without good cause, during a calendar year (NMAC 11.3.300.308(C)).

Taxable Wage Base

  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2020 will be $25,800.00
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2019 was $24,800.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2018 was $24,200.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2017 was $24,300.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2016 was $24,100.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2015 was $23,400.00
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2014 was $23,400.00
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2013 was $22,900.00
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2012 was $22,400.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2011 was $21,900.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2010 was $20,800.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2009 was $20,900.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2008 was $19,900.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2007 was $18,600.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2006 was $17,900.00.
  • The taxable wage base for wages paid during calendar year 2005 was $17,200.00.

Reserve Factor

  • The reserve factor for calendar year 2020 will be 1.6528.
  • The reserve factor for calendar year 2019 was 1.5955.
  • The reserve factor for calendar year 2018 was 1.6939.
  • The reserve factor for calendar year 2017 was 2.5264.
  • The reserve factor for calendar year 2016 was 4.

Employer Contribution Rates

Rules, Regulations, & Statutes

Proposed Amendments to 11.3.400 Tax Administration Rule

 

Contacts

For any Unemployment Insurance Tax questions, please contact the UI Operations Center at 1-877-664-6984, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email uitax.support@state.nm.us.

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87103

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