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How to Calculate 2018 Maine State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2018 Maine state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

6. If you want to simplify payroll tax calculations, you can download ezPaycheck payroll software, which can calculate federal tax, state tax, Medicare tax, Social Security Tax and other taxes for you automatically. You can try it free for 30 days, with no obligation and no credt card needed.

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MAINE STATE TAX TABLES

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 Important Tax Due Dates

2019 Maine State Tax Witholding Table
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2012 Maine State Tax Witholding Table
2011 Maine State Tax Witholding Table
2010 Maine State Tax Witholding Table

Tax rate used in calculating Maine state tax for year 2018

State Abbreviation:

ME

State Tax Withholding State Code:

23

Acceptable Exemption Form:

W-4 or W-4ME

Basis For Withholding:

State Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Data:

S, M, N / Number of Allowances

TSP Deferred:

Yes

Special Coding:

Determine the Total Number Of Allowances Claimed field as follows:
First Position - S = Single; M = Married;
Note: Previous Filing status N (Married - Filing Jointly) defaults to S (Single)
Second and Third Positions - Enter the number of allowances claimed. If less than 10, precede with a zero.

Additional Information:

If the W-4 is used, code it as a state tax document. An employee who had a filing status of Married, Filing Jointly (N) and wants to claim Married (M) must complete a new W-4 with filing status (M).




Withholding Formula (Maine Effective 2018)
  1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program, and flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by 26 to obtain the annual wages.

  5. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 4 to determine the taxable income.

    Exemption Allowance = $4,150 x Number of Exemptions

  6. If the annualized income determined under Step 1 is $71,100 or less for a single taxpayer, the Maine standard deduction amount for withholding purposes is $8,950. If the annualized income determined under Step 1 is $142,200 or less for a married taxpayer, the Maine standard deduction amount for withholding purposes is $20,350. If annualized income determined under step 1 is $146,100 or more for a single taxpayer or $292,200 or more for a married taxpayer, the Maine standard deduction amount is $0. If the annualized income determined under Step 1 is between $71,100 and $146,100 for a single taxpayer or between $142,200 and $292,200 for a married taxpayer, calculate the Maine standard deduction amount as follows:
    Single Taxpayers
    $8,950*(($146,100 - Amount from Step 1) $75,000)
    Married Taxpayers
    $20,750*($292,200 - Amount from Step 1) $150,000)

  7. Apply the taxable income computed in step 6 to the following table to determine the annual Maine income tax withholding.

  8. Tax Withholding Table
    Single
    (Filing Status S)

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Maine
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    Over:

    But Not
    Over:

    Of Excess
    Over:

    $         0
    $      21,450
    $    0
    plus
    5.80%
    $         0
         21,450
            50,750
          1,244
    plus
    6.75%
         21,450
        50,750
          and over
        3,222
    plus
    7.15%
         50,750

    Married
    (Filing Status M)

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Maine
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    Over:

    But Not
    Over:

    Of Excess
    Over:

    $          0
    $      0
    $      42,900
    plus
    5.80%
    $        0
         42,900
          101,550
            2,488
    plus
    6.75%
        42,900
        101,550
          and over
         6,447
    plus
    7.15%
      101,550

  9. Divide the annual Maine income tax withholding determined in step 6 by 26 and round to the nearest dollar to obtain the biweekly Maine income tax withholding.

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