Maine W2 Reporting Requirements
The State of Maine mandates filing Form W2 with the state agency under the following conditions:
|If there is any Maine State Tax Withholding
|If there is no Maine State Tax Withholding
|Direct State Filing
(Reconciliation of Maine Income Tax Withheld)
Form W-2 - January 31, 2024
Form W-3ME - February, 28 2024
The State of Maine requires the following Forms:
- Form W-2: Wage and Tax Statement
- Form 1099: (1099-NEC, 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-R, 1099-K, 1099-B, 1099-OID, and W-2G) Learn more about Maine 1099 State Filing Requirements.
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.
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.
Note: When you E-File Form W2 Online with TaxBandits, you need to take care of the reconciliation
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
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.