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How to File a Maine Tax Amendment

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If you need to change or amend an accepted Maine State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year you need to complete Form 1040ME. Form 1040ME is a Form used for the Tax Return and Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2020 Maine Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however you can not submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X -to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment).

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Maine Tax Agency, thus you should file a Maine Tax Amendment within one year.

Prepare, eFile a 2020 ME + IRS Tax Return: Detailed eFile.com Service Overview
File a 2020 Maine Tax Amendment
You can not eFile a ME Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can complete it here on eFile.com.
Option 1: Sign in to your eFile.com account, modify your Return and download/print the ME Form 1040ME under My Account. Mark the check box "Amended Return" sign the form and mail it to one of the addresses listed below.
Option 2: If you don't have an eFile.com account follow the step by step instruction on how to prepare a tax return/amendment.
Option 3: If you want to do the math on your own paper return then complete, sign ME Form 1040ME - Print, Mail the Form to ME Revenue Services to:
If Payment is Included:
Maine Revenue Services
P.O. Box 1067
Augusta, ME 04332-1067
If Payment is Not Included:
Maine Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1066
Augusta, ME 04332-1066
ME Tax Amendment Form 1040ME
This Form can be used to file an: Income Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Check the proper check box on the Form.
Step 1: Select the ME Form 1040ME by Tax Year below
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form 1040ME to one of the addresses listed above
Tax Year 2020 only: Prepare online on eFile.com until Oct. 15, 2021. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change etc.
After Oct. 15 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Year 2020 - Form 1040ME.
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.
Check Your ME Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the Maine Revenue Services at (207) 626-8475
2. Contact the ME Revenue Services
Maine Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Maine tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Maine return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Maine Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Maine Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Maine Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.