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Last updated July 15, 2021

Maine LLC
Tax Registration & Requirements

How to form an LLC in Maine
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Maine.

Detailed Lessons:

5. EIN Number
6. Annual Report
7. Business License
8. Taxes ← you are here


Maine LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $175 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $85 (every year)

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Note: Our tax lesson is not as step-by-step as our LLC formation lesson, due to the uniqueness and variation among businesses. Taxes are usually not as straightforward as forming an LLC in Maine, and therefore, the information below is an overview, and not a comprehensive guide.

You will likely need to hire a tax professional to make sure you meet all your Maine state and local tax obligations. We recommend using Thumbtack to find a tax professional.

Do it yourself in Maine

Overview of Maine Taxes
Maine.gov: Business Taxes

FAQs on Maine’s Different Taxes
Main Revenue Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Register for Sales & Use, Withholding and Service Provider Tax
Maine Revenue Services: Sales & Use, Withholding, and Service Provider Tax Registration Service

Other Taxes
Depending on your industry, where your business is located, how you are taxed by the IRS, and whether or not you have employees, will determine which additional taxes and forms are due.

Some examples of other taxes and forms due are:

  • Sales and use tax
  • Limited liability entity tax
  • Employer’s withholding tax
  • Partnership and LLC tax
  • Transient room tax
  • Motor vehicle tax
  • Consumer’s use tax
  • Telecommunications tax
  • Utility gross receipts license tax
  • Tobacco tax
  • Property tax
  • Alcohol tax
  • Fuel tax
  • Local taxes
  • And more

You can also contact the Maine Revenue Services directly for more information on the different taxes your LLC might have to file and pay:

Maine Revenue Services
Sales/Use Tax: 207-624-9693 (option 4) or sales.tax@maine.gov

Income Tax Withholding: 207-626-8475, email: withholding.tax@maine.gov, or Contact page.

Our Recommendation

Calculating your tax obligations in Maine can be complicated and if done improperly can negatively impact your LLC.

We recommend that you get help from a tax professional once your LLC is formed. You can use Thumbtack or Yelp.

Hiring a tax professional will not only help you keep your Maine LLC in compliance, but it will also give you an advisor to go to for other business questions.

You’ll want someone who’s a good fit for your company, makes you feel comfortable, and is willing to answer all of your questions. It should be someone you like personally as well as professionally. We recommend talking with at least 2-3 people before making your final decision.

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

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