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Maine Income Taxes and ME State Tax Forms

Maine State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a ME state return). The Maine tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2022 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

File your IRS and Maine State Tax Returns now: e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns. For your information 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 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
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
Maine, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
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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2022 Maine Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Maine State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Maine Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 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, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Maine Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an 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, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022). 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
2021, 2022, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2021, 2022, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2024
2021 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 2021 Maine Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Maine State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2021 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.

Description
Year
Status

* 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.

Maine Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Maine:

  • If you do not owe Maine income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a ME tax extension. In case you expect a ME tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your ME tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe ME income taxes, you will either have to submit a ME tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022. You have the following options to file a ME tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Maine income taxes online via: Maine EZPay. Paying your ME taxes online on time will be considered a ME tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form 1040EXT-ME.
    • Complete Form 1040EXT-ME, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form 1040EXT-ME.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your ME tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Maine and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Maine tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and ME late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Maine eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Maine tax return on paper, the ME Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Maine State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Maine Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Maine income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Maine tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Maine paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Create an account with Maine EZ Pay to submit your payment. Make sure you have a copy of your most recently filed and accepted Maine Tax Return when you create your account. If you already have an account, log into your account.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Check or Money Order with Form 1040ME-PV
Complete voucher Form 1040ME-PV and attach it to your check or money order payable to "Treasurer, State of Maine". Mail them to the Form 1040ME-PV address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with Maine EZ Pay to submit your estimated payment, or if you already have an account, log into your account. 2) Complete voucher Form 1040ES-ME. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Treasurer, State of Maine". Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 1040ES-ME address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Maine Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Maine Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
ME Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 1066
Augusta, ME 04332-1066
ME Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 1067
Augusta, ME 04332-1067
ME Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form 1040EXT-ME. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in Form 1040EXT-ME.  See above.
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 9101
Augusta, ME 04332-9101
ME Tax Payment: include voucher Form 1040ME-PV
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 9101
Augusta, ME 04332-9101
ME Tax Estimate Payments: include Form 1040ES-ME.
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 9101
Augusta, ME 04332-9101

 

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