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Maine Income Taxes and ME State Tax Forms

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Your Maine Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Maine Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 17, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Maine State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 17, 2019
Tax Extension
Maine Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Maine State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Maine State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

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
Form 1040EXT-ME
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher and Extension Payment Voucher
Cannot be efiled
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Maine efile Error Codes

If your Maine state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Maine State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Maine Tax Amendment

Amended Maine tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Maine tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Maine tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Maine Tax Forms

Maine state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Maine Department of Revenue.

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

2016 Tax Year Maine Tax Forms

Maine state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Maine Department of Revenue.

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

Maine Tax Facts

ME Income Tax

Individual income is taxed across four tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single and married filing separately taxpayers are:

  • 5.8% on the first $21,100 of taxable income
  • 6.75% on taxable income between $21,100 and $50,000
  • 7.15% on taxable income of $50,000 and above

The tax brackets for taxpayers filing as head of household are:

  • 5.8% on the first $31,650 of taxable income
  • 6.75% on taxable income between $31,650 and $75,000
  • 7.15% on taxable income of $75,000 and above.

The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing joint returns or qualifying widowers are:

  • 5.8% on the first $42,250 of taxable income
  • 6.75% on taxable income between $42,250 and $100,000
  • 7.15% on taxable income of $100,000 and above

ME Sales Tax

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.

More information on Maine Sales Tax

ME Personal Property Tax:

All personal property in Maine is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. The administration of property taxes is handled by the local assessor in towns and cities.Though property taxes are assessed at the local level, municipal assessors are governed by state statutes that are administered by the Property Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services.

Property tax bills are issued by the municipality where the property is located on either an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis. Due dates vary based upon the issue dates of the bills.

Eligible Maine residents who have owned homestead property in the state for at least a year and make the property they occupy their permanent residence on April 1 can receive a $10,000 exemption.

Odd 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Maine Revenue Services at 207-621-4300.

For more information on Maine state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Maine Department of Revenue.

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