Maine Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your Maine income tax burden

Updated for 2023 tax year on Mar 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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Maine state taxes

Quick Maine tax facts

  • State income tax: 5.8% to 7.15%
  • State sales tax: 5.5%
  • Property tax: 1.3%
  • Gas tax: 30 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: $2.00 per pack of 20 cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 2%
Maine United States

From Wikipedia

Maine income taxes

The Pine Tree State utilizes a progressive income tax system, meaning tax rates scale with income. Rates range from 5.8% for the lowest earners to 7.15% for the highest.

Maine’s state payroll tax includes an unemployment insurance tax, which ranges from 1.01% to 8.78%, depending on an employer’s history of employee turnover and the health of the state’s unemployment trust fund.

Maine has a standard deduction that aligns with the federal standard deduction. Maine also offers a personal exemption but, unlike many states, it’s not phased out for high-income taxpayers.

Calculate your income tax in Maine

Calculating your Maine state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State income tax brackets

Single and Married filing separately filers have the same tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $23,000 5.8%
$23,000 – $54,450 6.75%
$54,450+ 7.15%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $46,000 5.8%
$46,000 – $108,900 6.75%
$108,900+ 7.15%
Head of Household $0 – $34,500 5.8%
$34,500 – $81,700 6.75%
$81,700+ 7.15%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $22,450 5.8%
$22,450 – $53,150 6.75%
$53,150+ 7.15%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $44,950 5.8%
$44,950 – $106,350 6.75%
$106,350+ 7.15%
Head of Household $0 – $33,650 5.8%
$33,650 – $79,750 6.75%
$79,750+ 7.15%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $21,850 5.8%
$21,850 – $51,700 6.75%
$51,700+ 7.15%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $43,700 5.8%
$43,700 – $103,400 6.75%
$103,400+ 7.15%
Head of Household $0 – $32,750 5.8%
$32,750 – $77,550 6.75%
$77,550+ 7.15%

State standard deduction

Maine standard deduction is tied to the federal standard deduction.

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount Phased out for income over
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,950 $85,850
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $25,900 $171,700
Head of Household $19,400 $128,750
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550 $83,850
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $25,100 $167,700
Head of Household $18,800 $125,750
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,400 $82,900
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $24,800 $165,800
Head of Household $18,650 $124,350

State exemptions

Different from federal income tax, you can still claim exemption(s) in Maine. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comment
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,450
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $8,900
Dependent(s) $300 In tax credit
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,300
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $8,600
Dependent(s) $300 In tax credit

Maine sales tax

Maine’s sales tax is 5.5%, a simple and flat rate applied statewide.

Maine property tax

With a median rate of 1.30% of a home’s assessed value, Maine’s property tax is relatively high compared to other states.

Maine capital gains tax

In Maine, capital gains are treated as regular income and taxed at the state’s regular income tax rates, which max out at 7.15%.

Maine gas tax

Every gallon of gas sold in Maine is taxed at 30 cents.

Maine tobacco tax

Maine imposes a significant tax on tobacco products, with a rate of $2.00 per pack of 20 cigarettes.

Maine insurance tax

A flat 2% tax applies to insurance premiums in Maine.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Maine income tax?

Calculate your Maine state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $57000 a year after taxes in Maine?

A single filer who earned $57,000 in 2022, will take home $44,877 after a $12,123 income tax