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Mexico Payroll Guide

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Mexican Peso (MXN)


Mexico City

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Mexico City

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Mexican Peso (MXN)

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Fiscal year

1 January - 31 December

Hiring in Mexico

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Mexico, whether you’re looking for services in Mexico City, Tijuana or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Mexico, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Minimum Wage MXN 141.70
  • 13th Month Payments
  • Employer Taxes 17% to 23%

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Mexico?

Employers are required to pay a 13th month payment by the 20th December each year. This must be the equivalent of at least 15 days’ salary, though many employers opt to pay a full month’s salary.

Employers in Mexico are obligated to share a percentage of profits to their staff. This is usually done within 60 days of completing its annual tax declaration.

What are the general employment rules?

Employees in Mexico have a minimum paid vacation entitlement of 6 days after the first year of service. This progressively increases to a minimum entitlement of 16 days after 10 years’ service, acquiring a further 2 days’ entitlement after every 5 additional years thereafter. Whilst on vacation, employees are paid a slight premium as mandated by local law.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employers are required to follow a very strict protocol in order to legally terminate an employee contract. We suggest speaking with our Employment Law Experts prior to engaging in a dismissal. If an employee contests a dismissal and wins, they would be entitled to a settlement sum.

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