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Orange arrow Maine Long-Term Care Insurance

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  Individuals-Enter premiums for long-term care insurance if the insurance policy on which the premiums are paid 1) meet the federal defi nition for a long-term care insurance contract (IRC § 7702B(b)) (these are long-term care premiums that generally qualify for federal itemized deductions), or...
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Orange arrow Maine Contributions/Park Pass

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  You and/or your spouse may make separate party designations for political party contributions. Write in the amount of your contributions on the corresponding line. Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund "Chickadee Check-off". The Chickadee Check-off is a voluntary tax contribution whose proceeds are...
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Orange arrow How do I check on the status of my Maine refund?

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  For automated information about the status of your refund request, visit Maine's Web site and select "Where's My Refund"...
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Orange arrow Maine Married Couples Filing Status

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  WE ARE BOTH FULL-YEAR MAINE RESIDENTS. HOW DO WE FILE WITH MAINE? You must file a Maine return using the same filing status as properly used on your federal return. I AM A FULL-YEAR MAINE RESIDENT, BUT MY SPOUSE IS NOT. HOW SHOULD WE FILE? If you filed a joint federal return you havetwo options: (...
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Orange arrow Maine Residency

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  Full-Year Resident:(1) Maine was your domicile for the entire year; OR (2) I maintained a permanent place in Maine for the entire year and spent a total of more than 183 days in Maine. "Safe Harbor" Resident: General Safe Harbor - Maine was my domicile, I did not maintain a permanent place of abod...
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Orange arrow Who must file?

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  Who must file? A Maine income tax return must be filed by April 15, 2020 if you are a resident of Maine who is required to file a federal income tax return or if you are not required to file a federal return, but do have income subject to Maine income tax resulting in a Maine income tax liability. E...
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Orange arrow How do I determine my residency status?

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  • Full-Year Resident: 1) Maine was my domicile for the entire year of 2019; or 2) I maintained a permanent place of abode in Maine for the entire year and spent a total of more than 183 days in Maine. • “Safe Harbor" Resident (treated as a nonresident): General Safe Harbor - M...
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Orange arrow Maine Use Tax

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  If you purchased items for use in Maine from retailers who did not collect the Maine sales tax (such as businesses in other states or countries and unregistered mail order and internet sellers), you may owe Maine use tax on those items. The tax rate for purchases in2019 is 5.5%. If you paid another...
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Orange arrow Maine Tax Due

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  Do not send cash. If you owe less than $1.00, do not pay it. Remit your payment using Maine EZ Pay at www.maine.gov/revenue or enclose (do not staple or tape) a check or money order payable to Treasurer, State of Maine with your return. Include your complete name, address and telephone number on yo...
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Orange arrow Maine Other Additions

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  Income Modifications - Other Additions Income and deductions are generally treated the same for Maine tax purposes as treated for federal tax purposes. However, certain federal and state laws may require different tax treatment of these items. These differences require adjustments, or modifications,...
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Orange arrow Maine Additions

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  Line 1a. Enter the income from municipal and state bonds, other than Maine, that is not included in your federal adjusted gross income (i.e., enter bond interest from City of New York but not Portland, Maine). Line 1b. Net Operating Loss Recovery Adjustment. Enter on this line any amount of f...
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Orange arrow Maine Other Subtractions

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  Line 1. Net operating loss (NOL) recapture. For Maine tax purposes, taxpayers may, in years subsequent to the year of the loss, deduct an amount equal to the net operating loss carried back for federal tax purposes that was required to be added back to Maine income under 36 M.R.S. §§ 5122...
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Orange arrow Dependent Care Tax Credit

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  Refundable portion of the Child Care Credit. For Maine residents and part-year residents only. Up to $500 of your Child Care Credit is refundable. Enter the amount from line 5, or line 5a, of the worksheet for Child Care Credit. Enclose worksheet. Nonrefundable portion of the Child Care Credit. En...
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Orange arrow Maine Penalty

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  Who Must Pay the Underpayment Penalty? In general, you will owe an underpayment penalty if your 2019 tax liability less allowable credits and withholding is $1,000 or more and your 2018 tax liability before tax credits, income tax withholding or any other tax payment(s) for the tax year was $1,000 ...
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Orange arrow How do I file an extension for Maine?

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  If you are unable to file your return by the original due date, Maine will allow an automatic six-month extension of time in which to file your return. Requests for additional time beyond the automatic six-month extension to file must be submitted in writing prior to the expiration of the six-month...
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