Maine Income Taxes and ME State Tax Forms

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Maine
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The Pine Tree State"

Maine State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Maine State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Maine Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Maine 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a ME State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
Where Is Your Maine Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Maine Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Maine Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your ME Tax Return was rejected by the ME Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Maine Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
1. Late Payment Interest Penalty if Owe Taxes: 6% interest compounded monthly on income tax not paid by due date.
2. Late Filing Penalty: Penalty for late filing is $25 or 10% of the tax due, whichever is greater. However, if tax return is not filed upon demand a penalty greater of $25 or 25% of the tax due.
3. Late Payment Penalty: 1% to a maximum of 25% per month.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2019 Maine Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 17, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) and Maine State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 17, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 17, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 17, 2019 Maine Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2018 Maine State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Maine Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2019 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 17, 2019 Maine Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic ME Tax Extension to file their Maine Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Maine State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 17, 2022
2018 Maine Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2018 Maine Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 Maine State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form 1040ME
Maine Individual Income Tax
Form 1040ME-PV
Payment Voucher
Form 2210ME
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Schedule 1
Income Modifications
Schedule 2
Itemized Deductions
Schedule CP
Voluntary Contributions and Purchase of Park Passes
Worksheet A & B
Residency Information and Income Allocation for Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents
Worksheet C
Employee Apportionment Worksheet
Extension Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the ME Revenue Services - address is on the form - with your payment.
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in only.
Determines your paycheck ME Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic Maine Tax Extension

If you are unable to file your return by April 17, 2019, Maine allows an automatic six month extension of time to file. This extension is only effective if the ME state return is filed within six months (by October 15, 2019).

Requests for additional time to file must be submitted in writing prior to the expiration of the 6-month period. Generally, the total extension period cannot exceed 8 months.

Please note that an extension to file your Maine tax return is NOT an extension for paying taxes owed. If you owe tax, you must pay at least 90% of that amount by the original due date for filing your return (April 17, 2019 for calendar-year filers) in order to avoid the penalty for late payment of tax. Complete and file Form 1040EXT-ME along with your ME tax payment.

The remaining 10% must be paid when the return is filed on or before October 15, 2019 in order to avoid the failure-to-pay penalty. However, interest is charged on any tax paid after the original due date of your return. Remit your extension payment with the payment voucher by the original due date for filing your Maine return to: Maine Revenue Services, PO Box 9114, Augusta, ME 04332-9114. If you make a payment prior to filing your return, you must use a Long Form (1040ME) when you file your return.

2018 Tax Year Maine Tax Forms

Maine State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print an Maine 2018 Tax Return.  The ME Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Maine Individual Income Tax
Payment Voucher
Income Modifications
Itemized Deductions
Voluntary Contributions and Purchase of Park Passes
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Residency Information and Income Allocation for Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents
Employee Apportionment Worksheet
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Maine Tax Forms

Maine state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Maine Revenue of Services. In addition to filing Maine Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Maine Individual Income Tax
Payment Voucher
Income Modifications
Itemized Deductions
Voluntary Contributions and Purchase of Park Passes
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Residency Information and Income Allocation for Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents
Employee Apportionment Worksheet
Tax Amendment

Maine Tax Facts, Information

Maine Tax Information and Contacts

ME Tax Type
Description
Maine has a general sales tax rate of 5.5%. The state also charges a 8% tax on prepared food and lodging and a 10% tax on short-term automobile rentals. Maine offers specific exemptions for a number of different kinds of organizations and institutions, including schools, hospitals, churches, libraries, and churches.
Maine Tax Fact

Maine has a blueberry tax return.

Commercial sellers of blueberries (a Maine staple) must keep records of their transactions and pay a "blueberry tax" of 1.5 cents per pound ($1.50 per 100 pounds) of the fruit they sold each season. Before November 1 of each year, sellers must pay the "blueberry tax," as well as file a report (BLU, Blueberry Tax Return) containing the following items:

  • All the sales and purchases of the fruit
  • Sale dates
  • Names of those involved
  • Number of blueberries (in pounds) purchased
Maine Tax Payment Options
Maine State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the ME Revenue Services

 

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