Tax Publications and Forms

ReEmployME will undergo maintenance on Thursday, 04/23/2020

ReEmployME will undergo maintenance beginning on Thursday, 04/23/2020 for approximately 7 hours, 7:30 pm DST to 2:30 am DST on Friday, 04/24/2020. ReEmployME online accounts, filing and the automated phone filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly.

Unemployment Insurance FAQs Regarding COVID-19

Governor Mills has introduced, and on March 17 the Legislature passed, emergency legislation to support workers and businesses economically impacted by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Download the Unemployment Insurance FAQs at:

http://www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2020/covid19/covidfaqandui.pdf

Step-by-step videos on how to file for unemployment

To set up and use a ReEmployME account, please view the following videos:

Avoid these common mistakes

IMPORTANT INITIAL CLAIM FILING INFORMATION: If you are unable to work as a result of the Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak, do not enter your reason for separation as a suspension, even if your job has been temporarily suspended due to the virus. This will delay your claim for benefits. If your employer closed or reduced your hours, select "Lack of Work/Laid Off".

IMPORTANT WEEKLY CLAIM FILING INFORMATION: On your weekly certification for benefits, if you are unable to work as a result of the Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19), please do not answer the question with No, unless you, yourself, were actually ill during the week (either as a result of the virus, or some other illness). You would need to report your illness, and indicate the number of days of the week you were unable to work.

Don't get locked out of your account!

One of the most common issues reported is being locked out of a benefit account due to failed password attempts. Please click on the document below to download instructions.

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=2247345&an=1

The fastest method to receive benefits if otherwise eligible is through Direct Deposit

We recommend all claimants opt for this payment method. After creating your account and filing your initial claim for benefits, while logged in to your ReEmployME account: From the home screen navigate to "Benefit Maintenance". Click Update Claimant Profile and Payment Options. Follow the screen prompts to set up Direct Deposit. For a step-by-step walk through of the process, please go to: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/reemploymeguide/ . You will find the instructions starting on page 27 of the guide.

Federal guidance on new programs


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