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Maine has two marginal tax brackets, ranging from 6.50% (the lowest Maine tax bracket) to 7.95% (the highest Maine tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket.
In Maine, different tax brackets are applicable to different filing types. Married couples filing their Maine income tax return jointly will usually have wider tax brackets than those filing separately or as an individual.
You can think of the bracketed income tax as a flat amount for all of the money you earned up to your highest tax bracket, plus a marginal percentage of any amount you earned over that.
Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the Maine marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your Maine tax bracket is the tax bracket in which your last earned dollar in any given tax period falls.
Please note: Our Maine tax brackets are currently from tax year 2014. Many states adjust their tax brackets yearly, and we will update the Maine tax brackets for 2015 as soon as they become available.
If you would like to file your Maine income tax return by mail, you can download 2015 Maine tax forms here.
Your 2015 income tax return was due on April 15th, 2016. The IRS and Maine will soon be accepting tax returns, so you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax.
You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate Maine and Federal income tax based on the most recent tax brackets.
Keep in mind that this estimator assumes all income is from wages, assumes the standard deduction, and does not account for tax credits.
For a more detailed estimate that takes these factors into account, click "View Detailed Estimate" (this will will redirect to an external website).Deductions
When calculating your Maine income tax, keep in mind that the Maine state income tax brackets are only applied to your adjusted gross income (AGI) after you have made any qualifying deductions.
Qualifying deductions might include an itemized deduction, the Maine standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.
Remember that Maine may have very different deduction laws from the Federal Income Tax, so you may have to write a whole new list of deductions for your Maine income tax return.
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- The Maine tax brackets on this page were last updated from the Maine Department of Revenue in June, 2013. Please contact us if any of our Maine tax data is incorrect or out of date.
- Maine tax return forms are available on the Maine tax forms page or the Maine Department of Revenue.
- Before the official 2016 Maine income tax brackets are released, the brackets used on this page are an estimate based on the previous year's brackets. These numbers are subject to change if new Maine tax tables are released.
- The income tax estimator tool is provided by Tax-Rates.org.