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ME W-4ME certificate W-4

ME W-4ME certificate W-4


ME W-4ME certificate W-4



  • Paper: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
  • Copies to print: 2
  1. Give a blank form to a new employee or to employees who've got changes in their tax situation.
  2. The employee fills up this form and returns it to the employer.
  3. Employers must keep a copy for their records.
    • If employee meets conditions listed below, mail to:
      Maine Revenue Services
      PO Box 1060
      Augusta ME  04332-1060
    • Employees claiming Military Spouse exemption must submit a copy of the following documents:
    • The servicemember's latest Leave and Earnings Statement.
    • The employee's Military Spouse ID card.


  • An employer is required to submit a copy of this form along with a copy of any supporting information provided by the employee/payee to MRS if:
    • The employer is required to submit a copy of federal W-4 to the IRS either by written notice or by published guidance
    • An employee performing personal services in Maine furnishes a form W-4ME to the employer containing a non-Maine address and, for any reason, claims no Maine income tax is to be withheld.
    • This submission isn't required if the employer reasonably expects that the employee will earn annual Maine-source income of less than $5,000 or if the employee is a nonresident working in Maine for no more than 12 days for the calendar year and is therefore exempt from Maine income tax withholding.
  • Employees must file a new certificate each year if they wish to continue claiming the exemption.
  • For newly hired employees to report their withholding exemption to their employer. It's also for employees who've recently changed their tax status which will affect their withholding exemptions.

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