BUC - Employer Services

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https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/

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Attention Unemployment Claimants: Notice of amended 1099G statements

Links to the forms and instructions for filing amended tax forms for the IRS and the Maine Revenue Services.

IRS

Federal amended tax return form 1040X:

Federal amended tax return form 1040X instructions:

Maine Revenue Services

State amended tax return form 1040ME:

Guidance for filing an amended 1040ME:

Frequently Asked Questions about 1099G

Attention Unemployment Claimants: 1099G information

1099Gs have been sent to all claimants who collected benefits, or made repayments on overpayments, during 2018. Please note the following:

  • If you selected email as the preferred contact method, you will have received a notification via email that your 1099G is available for review and printing in your ReEmployME account. You can retrieve it by either selecting the "View &Print 1099" tab at the top of your screen, or by selecting Correspondences > Claimant Correspondences > Benefits.

  • If you opted to retrieve your 1099G by regular mail, and have not received it, you may find the document by logging into your ReEmployME account, and using the paths listed above.

  • If you do not have a ReEmployME account, you can create one by going to https://reemployme.maine.gov/accessme/faces/login/login.xhtml and selecting "Create ReEmployME Account". Once completed, you can log in and find your 1099G using the paths listed above.

  • If you have moved since last collecting benefits, or making a repayment, please make sure we have your most updated address on file. You can update your address in your ReEmployME account through self-service by logging in to your account and selecting Benefits Maintenance > Update Claimant Profile > Contact Details.

  • Lastly, if none of the above options apply, please contact the Unemployment Claims Center at 1-800-593-7660, Monday through Friday between 8AM and 12:30PM. You may also contact us electronically via email at: https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html and selecting "Unemployment".


Unemployment is an insurance program providing temporary, partial wage replacement to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The program is funded by Unemployment premiums paid by employers based on the amount of wages paid for covered employment. The Unemployment Premium or "tax" is paid on the first $12,000 only in gross wages an employer pays to an individual in a calendar year.

Online Services

SIDES (State Information Data Exchange System)

SIDES E-Response provides an easy and efficient portal for electronically posting responses to separation information requests.

Benefits:

  • No charge
  • Reduces postal expenses
  • Provides confirmation receipt
  • Helps reduce unemployment tax rates by reducing improper payments
  • Detects potential claim issues more timely
  • Data checks to ensure exchange of complete and valid registration

Enroll in SIDES E-Response or to make changes to your existing registration

Tax Glossary

Frequently Asked Questions

Quarterly Tax and Wage Reports



Services We Provide

  • Assist employers with registering, filling quarterly wage reports, and making payments.
  • Answer questions about liability, rates, seasonality, successorships and much more.
  • Advisory services on unemployment insurance benefit charges and tax matters.
  • Appellate services to resolve benefit eligibility and unemployment tax liability disputes.
  • WorkShare, an alternative to layoffs during a temporary business downturn
  • Speak to local groups to explain aspects of the unemployment law and system.