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Maine tax forms

ME W-3ME annual W-3 recon.
ME W-3ME annual W-3 recon. Purpose

To report a reconciliation of tax withheld during the year.

Interval: A

Full name: Reconciliation Of Maine Income Tax Withheld In 2015
Submission online
  • Due on the 28th of February the following calendar year.
  • Employers must submit this form along with W-2s and/or 1099s.
Notes - Online
  • Employers unable to meet the online filing requirement because of undue hardship may request a waiver from the State Tax Assessor.
  • File this form separately from the 4th quarter 941ME return.

ME 941ME quarterly 941
ME 941ME quarterly 941 Purpose

To report taxes withheld from employees to the state.

Interval: Q

Full name: Employer's Return of Maine Income Tax Withholding
Submission online
  • Employers must file this return even if there are no reportable wages or taxes due for the reporting period.
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.
Notes - Online
  • Schedule 1 is for reconciling semiweekly payments.
  • Schedule 2 is for listing the income tax withholding for each employee.
  • The state income tax withholding form (941ME) must be submitted separately from the Unemployment Contributions Report (ME UC-1).
  • Employers unable to meet the online filing requirement because of undue hardship may request a waiver from the State Tax Assessor.

ME UC-1 quarterly UI
ME UC-1 quarterly UI Purpose

To report wages and unemployment contribution for the quarter to the state.

Interval: Q

Full name: Unemployment Contributions Report
Submission online
  • Employers are required to submit online.
  • Unemployment contributions (ME UC-1) must be submitted separately from the state income tax withholding form (941ME).
Notes - Online
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.
  • Employers must file this return even if there are no reportable wages or taxes due for the reporting period.
  • Employers unable to meet the online filing requirement may request a waiver from the State Tax Assessor.

 

Maine new hire forms

ME new hire
ME new hire Purpose

To report newly hired and re-hired employees to the state.

Interval: Nh

Full name: New Hire Reporting Program-Report Form
Submission by mail
  • Mail to:
    Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery - New Hire Reporting Program
    11 State House Station
    19 Union Street
    Augusta ME  04333-0011
  • Or fax to:
    • (207) 287-6882
    • Toll-free: (800) 437-9611
  • Employers can also submit reports online.
Submission online

Employers who submit reports online shall submit the reports at most, twice a month, 12 to 16 days apart.

Print: 1 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employers must submit this report within 7 days of start date. A re-hire is an employee who has returned after a separation of at least 60 days.
  • An employer who fails to meet reporting requirements are subject to a penalty up to $200 per month for each violation.
Notes - Online
  • Employers must submit this report within 7 days of start date. A re-hire is an employee who has returned after a separation of at least 60 days.
  • An employer who fails to meet reporting requirements are subject to a penalty up to $200 per month for each violation.

ME W-4ME certificate W-4
ME W-4ME certificate W-4 Purpose

For newly hired employees to report their withholding exemption to their employer. It is also for employees who have recently changed their tax status which will affect their withholding exemptions.

Interval: Nhe

Full name: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Submission by mail
  1. Give a blank form to a new employee or to employees who have 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.

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • 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 is not 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.

ME WHEX exemption certificate
ME WHEX exemption certificate Purpose

To be used by employees who want to change their state allowances from their federal allowances.

Interval: Nhe

Full name: Personal Withholding Allowance Variance Certificate
Submission by mail
  • The employee must complete this form if they choose any of the following:
    • They wish to claim a greater number of allowances for state than for federal purposes.
    • They wish to claim fewer withholding allowances for state than for federal purposes.
    • They request an additional dollar amount or a flat dollar amount of withholding.
  • This form must be submitted for approval to:
    Maine Revenue Services
    PO Box 1060
    Augusta ME  04332-1060

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Each certificate expires on December 31 of the year it was submitted or whenever the employee or payee no longer qualifies for the certificate, whichever is sooner.
  • Once reviewed, two copies of the certificate will be mailed to the employee: one should be given to the employer and the other for the employee's records.

 

Federal tax forms

IRS 940 FUTA annual
IRS 940 FUTA annual Purpose

To report federal employer tax that is used to help fund state workforce agencies.

Interval: A

Full name: Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return
Submission by mail
  • Due on or before on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.

[CustomAddress us-fed-940-nopay]

Notes - Postal
  • Employers must file this return even if there are no reportable wages or taxes due for the reporting period.
  • Employers filing this form online, do not need to submit a paper return.
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.

IRS 944 annual
IRS 944 annual Purpose

To report all federal tax which was withheld from employee's salary by the employer.

Interval: A

Full name: Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return
Submission by mail
  • The IRS will notify employers eligible to file this form instead of Form 941.
  • This form is due on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • Staple multiple sheets in the upper left corner when filing. [CustomAddress us-fed-944-nopay]

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employers must file this return even if there are no reportable wages or taxes due for the reporting period.
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.
  • Employers must keep a copy for their records.

IRS 1096 annual
IRS 1096 annual Purpose

To transmit all 1099s issued for the current year.

Interval: A

Full name: Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns
Submission by mail
  • Fill in Page 1 (Copy A) by hand (use black ink) using the official IRS copy.
  • Employers can also submit reports online.
  • Send this form and Copy A of all 1099 issued (page 2), to IRS: [CustomAddress us-fed-1096]
Notes - Postal
  • Employers filing this form online, do not need to submit a paper return.
  • Employers who issued 250 or more 1099s must file online.
  • Other due dates:
    • 31st January: Paper filing when reporting non-employee compensation.
    • 28th February: Paper filing for other than those with entries in box 7.
    • 31st March: if filing online.
Notes - Online
  • Fill in Page 1 (Copy A) by hand (use black ink) using the official IRS copy.
  • Employers must use FIRE when submitting reports online.
  • Employers filing this form online, do not need to submit a paper return.
  • Employers who issued 250 or more 1099s must file online.
  • Other due dates:
    • 31st January: Paper filing when reporting non-employee compensation.
    • 28th February: Paper filing for other than those with entries in box 7.
    • 31st March: if filing online.

IRS 1099 MISC annual
IRS 1099 MISC annual Purpose

To record payments made by businesses to independent contractors or non-employee whom you paid $600 or more, or $10 or more in royalties.

Interval: A

Full name: Miscellaneous Income
Submission by mail
  • Send this form (1099-MISC) to a contractor (non-employee)
    • Page 1 - Copy A is submitted to the IRS by the employer/company
    • Page 2 - Copy 1 is submitted to the state tax department by the employer/company
    • Page 3 - Copy B is for the contractor or individual non-employee
    • Page 4 - Copy 2 is given to the contractor or individual non-employee for filing with the state tax return
    • Page 5 - Copy C is kept by the employer/company [CustomAddress us-1099]
  • Employers can also submit reports online.
Submission online
  • This is for non-employee individuals who the employer has:
    • Paid $600 or more to the contractor or $10 or more in royalties during the year.
    • Showing the total amount paid for that year.
  • Submit page 1 (Copy A) of Form 1099-MISC online.
  • The other pages can be printed and sent out.

Print: 1 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • This is for non-employee individuals who the employer has:
    • Paid $600 or more to the contractor or $10 or more in royalties during the year.
    • Showing the total amount paid for that year.
  • Use only the official Page 1 (Copy A) from IRS, do not print and send Page 1 (Copy A) to IRS.
    • The official Copy A has a special red ink
  • The other pages can be printed and sent out.
  • Other due dates:
    • 31st January: Paper filing when reporting non-employee compensation.
    • 28th February: Paper filing for other than those with entries in box 7.
    • 31st March: if filing online.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.
Notes - Online
  • Other due dates:
    • 31st January: Paper filing when reporting non-employee compensation.
    • 28th February: Paper filing for other than those with entries in box 7.
    • 31st March: if filing online.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.

IRS W-3 annual
IRS W-3 annual Purpose

Summary page of all W-2 forms issued by the employer to the federal government.

Interval: A

Full name: Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements
Submission by mail
  • on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.
  • We are officially approved by the SSA as a black-and-white Copy A provider. It means you are allowed to print and submit Copy A from your user area.
  • Make sure to set "Actual size" in the print dialog. DO NOT use "Fit" or any other scaling.
  • Employers can also submit reports online.
  • Send one copy of form W-3 with copy A of forms W-2 to:
    Social Security Administration
    Direct Operations Center
    Wilkes-Barre PA  18769-0001
Submission online
  • on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employers filing this form online, do not need to submit a paper return.
  • Employers must keep a copy for their records.
  • This form requires no payment.
Notes - Online
  • Employers filing this form online, do not need to submit a paper return.
  • Employers must keep a copy for their records.
  • This form requires no payment.

IRS 941 quarterly
IRS 941 quarterly Purpose

To report all federal payroll tax which was withheld from employee's salary by the employer.

Interval: Q

Full name: Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Submission by mail
  • This form is due on Apr 30, Jul 31, Oct 31, Jan 31 (month end following the end of the quarter).
  • Staple multiple sheets in the upper left corner when filing. [CustomAddress us-fed-941-nopay]

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employers must keep a copy for their records.
  • Employers must file this return even if there are no reportable wages or taxes due for the reporting period.
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.

IRS 941 Schedule B
IRS 941 Schedule B Purpose

Use this schedule to show your tax liability for the quarter.

Interval: Q

Full name: Report of Tax Liability for Semiweekly Schedule Depositors
Submission by mail
  • Semi-weekly schedule depositors must attach this to form 941.
  • Employers with a tax liability less than $2,500 for the quarter do not need to complete this form. [CustomAddress us-fed-941-nopay]
Notes - Postal
  • Do not use the form to show your deposits.
  • Do not send any payment with this return.
  • Do not adjust prior quarter wages on this report.

 

Federal new hire forms

IRS W-9
IRS W-9 Purpose

This form is used to request taxpayer identification number of an employee or independent contractor and to request certain certifications and claims for exemption.

Interval: Nhc

Full name: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Submission by mail
  • Return to the requester. Do not send to the IRS.

Print: 1 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employers may develop and use their own form W-9 if its content is similar to the official IRS form W-9 and it satisfies certain certification requirements.
  • See certification requirements here.

USCIS I-9 verification
USCIS I-9 verification Purpose

To verify an employee's identity and to establish that the worker is eligible to accept employment in the United States.

Interval: Nhe

Full name: Employment Eligibility Verification
Submission by mail
  • Newly hired employees must complete and sign section 1, no later than the first day of employment.
  • The employee must also present acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization to the employer.
  • The employer examines the employment eligibility and identity document(s) that the employee presents to determine whether the document(s) are genuine.
  • The employer then fills in section 2 relating to the documents provided by the employee.

Print: 6 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Section 1 should never be completed before the employee accepts a job offer.
  • The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form.
  • Do not send completed form to USCIS or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Form I-9 must be retained and stored by the employer either for three years after the date of hire or for one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later.

IRS W-4 certificate
IRS W-4 certificate Purpose

For newly hired employees to report their withholding exemption to their employer. It is also for employees who have recently changed their tax status which will affect their withholding exemptions.

Interval: Nhe

Full name: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Submission by mail
  1. Give a blank form to a new employee or to employees who have 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.

Print: 2 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Employees must fill this form out before their first paycheck when starting a new job or as soon as the employee's situation changes.
  • This form doesn't need to be submitted to the IRS unless the employer is required to do so.
  • Employers must keep this form for 4 years, and submit to the IRS if requested.

 

Federal employee forms

IRS W-2 annual
IRS W-2 annual Purpose

To report the amount of wages and salaries and taxes withheld for each employee to the federal and state government.

Interval: A

Full name: Wage and Tax Statement
Submission by mail
  • Due on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.
  • We are officially approved by the SSA as a black-and-white Copy A provider. It means you are allowed to print and submit Copy A from your user area.
  • Make sure to set "Actual size" in the print dialog. DO NOT use "Fit" or any other scaling.
  • Send page 1 (Copy A) of form W-2 with form W-3 to:
    Social Security Administration
    Direct Operations Center
    Wilkes-Barre PA  18769-0001
  • Send page 2 (Copy 1) to your state, city or local tax department (if required).
  • Give pages 3, 4 & 5 (Copies B, C & 2) to your employee by on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • Keep copy D for the employers records for 4 years.
  • Employers can also submit reports online.
Submission online
  • Due on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it must be submitted on the first working day AFTER.
  • Submit page 1 (copy A) of form W-2 online.
  • Give pages 3, 4 & 5 (Copies B, C & 2) to your employee by on or before January 31st of the succeeding calendar year.
  • Keep copy D for the employers records for 4 years.

Print: 1 copies on Letter paper

Notes - Postal
  • Do not staple forms W-2 together or to form W-3.
  • Prepare W-2s alphabetically in employee's last name or numerically using SSN number.
  • Do not send any payment with forms W-2 and W-3.
Notes - Online

Do not send any payment with forms W-2 and W-3.


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