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Maine Form W-2 & W-3ME Filing Requirements for 2023

The State of Maine Mandates W-2 Filing!

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Maine W2 Reporting Requirements

The State of Maine mandates filing Form W2 with the state agency under the following conditions:

Scenario If there is any Maine State Tax Withholding If there is no Maine State Tax Withholding
Filing Method Direct State Filing
Additional Forms Form W-3ME
(Reconciliation of Maine Income Tax Withheld)
Not Required
Due Date Form W-2 - January 31, 2024
Form W-3ME - February, 28 2024

The State of Maine requires the following Forms:

TaxBandits supports Form W-2 and 1099 filing with both the Federal and State.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Maine require W-2 filing for 2023?

Yes! The state of Maine has mandated the filing of Form W-2 if there was a state tax withholding.

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Note: Maine does not accept paper copies of W-2.

Does Maine require any additional forms to be submitted while filing W-2?

Yes! The state requires W-3ME to be filed with the W-2s when you e-file. Here at TaxBandits, we provide a simplified e-filing solution for your W-2s with manual and bulk filing options. Make use of the TaxBandits’ Online Access Portal to grant your employees access to their W-2s.

With the help of this portal, they can view/download their copies. On the other hand, if you want to send the recipient copies by postal mail, we continue to provide this option. After transmitting W-2s, you must take care of your Form W-3ME.

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Note: When you E-File Form W2 Online with TaxBandits, you need to take care of the reconciliation
Form W-3ME.

What are the special fields required when filing a Form W-2 with Maine?

When e-filing Form W-2 for Maine, the state requires Maine Public Employees Retirement System Contributions (MEPERS) as their special field.

What is the deadline to file W-2 with Maine?

The deadline to file Form W-2 with Maine is January 31. Form W-3ME should be filed on or before
February 28.

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Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next business day is the deadline.

Can I electronically file W-2 with Maine?

Yes, you can electronically file W-2s with Maine. In fact, e-filing is the only acceptable method by the
State of Maines.

If you are looking for an IRS-authorized e-file provider, TaxBandits simplifies your W-2 filing. Just sign up with TaxBandits and begin to e-file your W-2s with Maine.

What are the W-2 penalties for the state of Maine?

Failure to file W2 returns after January 31 or deliberately providing a false or deceptive return of information in Maine can result in a penalty of $50 for each instance of non-compliance.

Learn more about Form W-2 penalties.

Can I file W-2c with the state of Maine?

No, you cannot file W-2c with the State of Maine. The state does not accept or process the corrected wage and withholding information.

Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the State of Maine?

You should not send paper copies of your W-2s to the state. As an employer, you are only allowed to e-file your W-2s. To help you, TaxBandits is here! We are an IRS-authorized e-file provider supporting the e-filing of W-2 with Maine. We have solutions for small businesses, tax professionals, and large businesses.

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