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New company registration in Maine

Income tax withholding and unemployment tax

You can register for both income and unemployment taxes at the same time online at the Maine Employer Registration Internet System.

You should receive your Withholding Account Number in about 5-7 days. The last two digits of your number are usually: 00 unless your number was reissued to the business.

Most companies are liable for state unemployment when they have one or more workers in different weeks in a calendar year or payroll of $1500 in a calendar quarter. You can find out if you are liable and register online with the Maine Employer Registration Internet System. You should receive your Employer Account Number and unemployment tax rate in about 5-7 days.

Experience rate

The 2019 rate for new employers is typically 1.83%.

  • Important: When entering your experience rate in Gusto, please do not include the Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund (CSSF) rate of .06%. If you're unsure of your account number or rate, please call the agency at (207) 621-5120.