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Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Maine state income tax

Maine is located in the northeasternmost of America and is one of the least populous with a total population of under 1.5 million (2019). Known for cold waters and ample fishery, lobsters are a famous local delicacy. The median household income is $56,277 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 5.8% to 7.15%
  • no local income tax
  • no state payroll insurance taxes
  • has standard deduction and exemption
  • has a state EITC
Maine United States

Maine fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

Calculating your Maine fiscal year income tax is similar to the steps we outlined on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Maine.

Income tax brackets

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

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $22,450 5.80%
$22,450 – $53,150 6.75%
$53,150+ 7.15%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $44,950 5.80%
$44,950 – $106,350 6.75%
$106,350+ 7.15%
Head of Household $0 – $33,650 5.80%
$33,650 – $79,750 6.75%
$79,750+ 7.15%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $21,850 5.80%
$21,850 – $51,700 6.75%
$51,700+ 7.15%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $43,700 5.80%
$43,700 – $103,400 6.75%
$103,400+ 7.15%
Head of Household $0 – $32,750 5.80%
$32,750 – $77,550 6.75%
$77,550+ 7.15%

Deductions

Maine standard deduction is tied to the federal standard deduction.

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $25,100
Head of Household $18,800
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $24,400
Head of Household $18,350

Exemptions

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

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comment
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

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Maine’s EITC is a percentage of federal EITC. For more information, refer to TCWF.

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021
2020
Eligible filers without dependent children – 25%
Other eligible filers – 12%
Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Maine doesn’t have a Child Tax Credit but the legislation is considering a state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Mainer pay?

Mainers only need to pay state income tax, ranging from 5.8% to 7.15%. There are no state payroll taxes. Residents can also claim standard deductions and exemptions. There is even a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit.

How much do you make after taxes in Maine?

A single filer in Maine who earns $57,000 per annual, will take home $44,615.15 after taxes.
Married filers (no dependent) with a combined annual income of $114,000 will get $89,230.77 after taxes.