Tax Publications and Forms

Bureau of Employment Services Rapid Response Video

The Bureau of Employment Services has created a video with information for people who have been laid off. Please click on the following link to view the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOyBfIW2LQw&feature=youtu.be

Unemployment claims held for fraud review; click here for new process for confirming identity

With identity theft and unemployment fraud investigated nationwide, the Department is holding claims that might potentially be fraudulent and canceling those that have been identified as most likely fraudulent. In order to release the hold, the Department must confirm your identity. Please go to our Fraud webpage for more instructions: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/fraud/

Work Search Waiver Extension Information

The Department has extended the date when unemployed Mainers who are permanently separated from their employer must start searching for work to: August 9th, 2020. Starting with the weekly certification for the week of August 9th, all claimants must provide either information on their work search activity or attest that they are self-employed or still connected to their employer. Those who are still connected to an employer are not required to actively search for other work until after September 5th. They must, however, be able and available to work if that employer recalls them.

If your claim has been cancelled or is in review for possible fraud


Registering and Reporting forms are available to all employers. To use a form, print it and fill out all of the information requested. Then mail it to:
Maine Department of Labor
Unemployment Tax Section
47 State House Station

Augusta ME, 04333-0047 You can also fax the information to (207) 287-3733

 

  • Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfers:  This form is used to authorize the use of Electronic Funds Transfer (or ACH) for the payment of employer contributions and liabilities (penalties and interest).  Payroll Companies and Third-Party Administrators may submit a completed form EFT-1 for each taxpayer, or they may submit one form EFT-1 that includes the EFT contact person, bank information, and attach a separate list with the name, Maine Employer Account Number, and Federal Employer Identification Number of each taxpayer.
  • Wage Details Documents
    • Excel Upload Instructions:  This .pdf file contains file format instructions for uploading wage details through the use of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
  • Employer Registration Form - Form for employers who need to register for an unemployment insurance account.
  • UC-1/CQR: Combined Quarterly Reports - Allows employers to file online at the Maine Revenue Services Website or download forms to report how they (an employer) paid quarterly to workers.
  • ME FX-RC1: Employer's Election to Cover Multi-State Workers - For employers with workers in other states
  • ME UC-28: Power of Attorney Form - Gives a designated individual the power to represent an employer.
  • ME C-24: Election to Cover as a Direct Reimbursement Employer - Allows a qualifying employer to make direct reimbursement payments instead of contributions.
  • Me. FX-2: Voluntary Election of Unemployment Coverage - Allows an employer that does not have to make unemployment contributions to cover their employees for unemployment insurance.
  • ME FX-3: Termination of Coverage - Allows an employer whose liability conditions are no longer met, to terminate their account.
  • ME B-12: Notice of Attempted Recall / Refusal - Used to notify Unemployment operations of an attempted recall of a former employee or the former worker's refusal of a job offer.
  • ME C-1A (CSSF): Authorization to Correct Wages (Starting in 2008 and thereafter) - Starting in 2008 and thereafter, this form is used to correct wages previously filed and apply for a refund of the overpayment or to pay the additional tax due.
  • ME C-2.6NS: Employer's Multi-Quarter Contribution & Payroll Report (Non-Seasonal) - This form allows employers to send wage information for multiple quarters.
  • ME FX-1L: Employers Status Report: For Subject Employee Leasing Clients - As a Client of an Employee Leasing Company, you are required to complete this form.
  • C-24.1: Tax Form C-24.1 Surety Bond Agreement (non-cash)
  • C-24.2: Tax Form C-24.2 Cash Surety Agreement
  • C-24.3: Tax Form C-24.3 Cash Asset Addendum
  • C-24.4: Tax Form C-24.4 Letter of Credit Agreement
  • C-24.7: Application to Join Group Account