Maine Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Account Number(s) Needed:

Companies who pay employees in Maine must register with the ME Revenue Service for a Withholding Account Number and the ME Department of Labor for an Employer Account Number. Apply online for both account numbers.

ME Withholding Account Number: 9999999999 (10 digits)

  • Apply online to receive a Withholding Account Number in 2-3 days.
  • Find an existing Withholding Account Number:
    • on Form 941/C1-ME, Combined Filing for Income Tax Withholding & Unemployment Contributions.
    • by contacting the ME Revenue Services.

ME DOL Employer Account Number: 99-9999999AA or 99-999999900 (9 digits and 2 letters, or 9 digits and '00')

  • Apply online to receive an Employer Account Number within 5 days.
  • Find an existing Employer Account Number:
    • on Form 941/C1-ME, Combined Filing for Income Tax Withholding & Unemployment Contributions.
    • by contacting the ME DOL.

Required Payroll Documentation:

Withholding 

  • 941ME (Employer's Return of Maine Income Tax Withholding): This report is a good source of information to balance state tax withheld amounts from previous quarters. 

Unemployment

  • Form ME UC-1 (Maine Department of Labor Unemployment Contribution Report): This return is a good source of information to use to balance employee gross wages paid and employer contributions made in prior quarters.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

  • No

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

  • No

State Resources

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details:




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