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Starting up a new business? You will need to register with various Federal, State and Local Governments.

Below is a list of agencies you may need to contact for further information. Feel free to print this page and check off each agency as you research them.

Federal Registration

Agency Address Why you need to contact them
Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-0002
Federal Tax Identification number form SS-4
US Patent and Trademark Office To register a trademark contact:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Trademark Office
2021 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
[703] 305-8341 or [800] 786-9199
To register a patent, contact:
Asst. Commissioner for Trademarks, Patent Applications
Washington, D.C. 20231
[800] 786-9199
Register your patent and trademark
US Department of Labor   Comply with Labor rules, regulations & laws

State Registration

Agency Address Why you need to contact them
NM Taxation and Revenue Department 1200 S. St. Francis
P.O. Box 5374
Santa Fe, NM 87502
CRS-1 Filer's kit
NM Department of Workforce Solutions 401 Broadway NE
P.O. 1928
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Employer Online Registration
NM Regulation & Licensing 725 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501
You will need to research the specific license & permits for your type of business
NM Workers Compensation Administration 2410 Centre Ave SE
P O Box 27198
Albuquerque NM 87125-7198
(505) 841-6000
Almost all employees in NM are required by law to have Worker's Compensation Insurance
Office of the Secretary of State State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503
(505) 827-3600
FAX [505] 827-3634
Toll Free 1-800-477-3632
Partnership & Trademarks Uniform Commercial Code
New Mexico Environment Department PO Box 26110
1190 St Francis Dr
Suite #N4050
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel. (800) 219-6157
(505) 827-2855
Monitoring and Licensing for various industries, occupations and hazardous materiels

Local Registration


Las Cruces

Santa Fe

Find Your City or County

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All seminars are free of charge.

For All New Businesses

An introductory seminar on state and federal taxes, record keeping and other basic business practices is offered three times per month.

First, second and third Tuesday of each month, 8:15 - 3:30 with lunch break, at the Taxation and Revenue Department, Bank of the West Building at San Mateo and Central, ground floor conference room. Cancelled if the Tuesday is a holiday (such as July 4, 2006).

For New Employers

An introduction to state and federal requirements for employers such as record-keeping, payroll deductions, workers' compensation insurance coverage requirements, etc. This seminar is intended for small businesses becoming employers for the first time.

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 8:30 - 3:30 with lunch break, at the Taxation and Revenue Department, Bank of the West Building at San Mateo and Central, ground floor conference room. Schedules may change in November and December due to the holiday season.

For more information call the Taxation and Revenue Department at 841-6207.

Sponsored by the Small Business Information and Education Council, an interagency group including the Taxation and Revenue Department, Internal Revenue Services, Workers' Compensation Administration, Social Security Administration and New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

Taxation and Revenue Department is located at 5301 Central NE at the corner of San Mateo and Central. The workshop will be held in the ground floor Conference Room.

First, second and third Tuesday of the month:

For exact dates visit NM Taxation and Revenue Department's web site http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/. Direct link to Current Schedule

"New Business" seminar contains taxation and regulatory information suitable for all new businesses.

"New Employer" seminars contain regulatory information for employers and prospective employers from several state and federal agencies.

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    Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency.

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    Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

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    Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

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    Perform preliminary work with the material and tools of the trade; residential and commercial rough wiring and finish work including the installation of various kinds of wires, cables, and conduits per the National Electrical Code; industrial lighting and service installation; motors controls and installation including emergency generators, relays, and timing devices.

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