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Maine State Tax Information

Looking for Maine state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.



Maine Revenue Services

Maine Department of Labor



Withholding Requirements:

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Employee's Maine Withholding Allowance Certificate- Form W-4ME

Withholding Method = formula
Supplemental Rate = Withhold at 5% or add to regular wages from preceding payroll period, compute tax on total, and subtract tax withheld from regular wages.

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Reserve ratio formula

Wage base is $12,000 for 2019
Using Schedule A rates range from 0.06% to 5.46% for 2019
New employers use 1.89% for 2019

Effective for 2019, tax rates for experienced employers, when including an assessment of 0.06 percent for the competitive-skills scholarship fund

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum Wage - $11.00 per hour effective 1/1/19

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - earlier of next regular payday or within 2 weeks after demand.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return reporting to work within 7 days on Form W-4 (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate) to:

Department of Human Services
New Hire Reporting
11 State House Station
19 Union Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-624-7880
Fax: 207-624-4168

New Hire Form

To report online click here


Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

IVD Cshiers
PO Box 1098
Augusta, ME 04332
Phone: 207-624-4168
Fax: 207-287-5096

To report online click here


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TAX TIDBIT... To correctly calculate withholding near wage base limits, enter your Gross Salary Year-to-date. It's important for an accurate calculation and is usually found on your last pay stub.