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Maine Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Maine State Tax ID and Unemployment Tax ID Numbers 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID  

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID  

Maine Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Maine’s minimum wage rate is currently $13.80 per hour. Please note that there are several municipalities that have their own minimum wage rates.  

For more information on Maine’s minimum wage law, please click HERE. 


Maine’s overtime law requires employers to pay employees at a rate of one and one half for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any workweek. 

Pay Frequency 

Maine’s pay frequency law requires employers to pay employees at established, regular intervals not to exceed 16 days for all wages earned to within 8 days of the payment date.  

Maine Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                      $12,000  

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) :             1.97%  

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages):               None  

Maine Income Tax Withholding 

Maine requires employers to withhold income tax on all residents and nonresidents with Maine source income.  

All employers with an office or transacting business within the state and making payment of taxable wages to Maine residents or nonresidents must withhold state tax. In addition, nonresident employers may withhold Maine taxes from the wages of employees who are Maine residents as a convenience to those employees.  

Maine State Resources 

Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services 

Maine Department of Labor 

Maine SUI Rate 


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Revised 1/1/2024