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Old 07-10-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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I heard a rumor that Maine is terrible about taxes and so I'm wondering if they will tax all of my income if I work there. I was offered a part time job at for about 8 hours a week. I live right on the border of Maine and NH but I live on the NH side. I also have a job in NH and so does my husband. Will we have to pay income tax on just the part time income earned in ME or will we have to pay it on his income, my maine income, and my NH earned income. Obviously I don't want to take a part time job if its going to cost me money because of taxes. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Maine will tax you if you work in Maine regardless of where you live.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Downeast, Maine
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yep, we moved here from another state, we were taxed, but living in Maine is priceless...we will die in Maine, it will be up to our kids to feed the whales and moose with what is left of us.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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You will pay Maine income tax to Maine for only the portion of income you earn in Maine, as long as your residence is NH.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Yes taxes will be withheld but isn't there a refund at the end of the year when you file? because you di not live in maine.

I know that "IF" you lived in maine and worked in ma ma reimberses the taxes they withheld to either maine or you.. Some might not realize it when they file and just see a refund but I know at least this scnerio to be true.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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ok, i found this table. cant attest to its accuracy but it looks pretty ligit.

looks like maine has NO reciprocity.. (no breaks) work, or live in maine and pay maine taxes. Now I do remember speaking to a maine cpa who told me the above.. but thats because Mass has reciprocity.. maine dosnt!

Tax Reciprocity Rules:

Rule R: Tax withheld in the resident state only.
Rule 1: The work state tax is withheld first and the difference, if any, is withheld for the resident state.
Rule 2: Tax withheld in the work state only, but the gross is also reportable to the resident state.
Rule 3: Both work state and resident state are withheld at the full amount with no credits.
Rule 4: The resident state tax is withheld first and the difference, if any, is withheld for the work state.


State Tax Rule State Tax Rate Reciprocal States Tax Rule
AK Alaska 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
AL Alabama 2 5.0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
AR Arkansas 2 7.0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
AZ Arizona 3 % of FIT CA DC IN VA 4
CA California 1 6.0%* AZ JN VA 4
CO Colorado 2 4.75%* AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
CT Connecticut 1 4.5%
0% No Reciprocals
DC District of Columbia 2 9.5% **
0% MD VA R
DE Delaware 1 7.7% **
0% No Reciprocals
FL Florida 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
GA Georgia 2 6.0%
0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
HI Hawaii 3 7.8%**
0% No Reciprocals
IA Iowa 1 6.0% IL R
ID Idaho 2 8.2% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
IL Illinois 2 3.0% AK FL IA IN KY MI NH NV SD TN TX WA WI WY R
IN Indiana 3 3.4%*
0% AZ CA DC NM
KY MI OH PA WI
IL 4
R
1
KS Kansas 1 5.0% No Reciprocals
KY Kentucky 3 6.0%
0% IL IN MI OH VA WI WV R
LA Louisiana 2 3.0%
0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
MA Massachusetts 1 5.85% No Reciprocals
MD Maryland 2 4.85% AK DC FL NH NV PA SD TN TX VA
WA WI WV WY
DE R
R
3
ME Maine 3 5.0%* No Reciprocals
MI Michigan 2 4.2% AK FL IL IN KY MN NH NV OH SD TN TX WA WI WY R
R
MN Minnesota 1 7.0%* MI ND WI R
MO Missouri 2 3.0%* AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
MS Mississippi 2 5.0% **
0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
MT Montana 3 6.0%* ND R
NC North Carolina 2 6.0%* AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
ND North Dakota 2 14% of FIT AJ FK MN MT NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
NE Nebraska 1 5.0% No Reciprocals
NH New Hampshire 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
NJ New Jersey 1 7.2%
0% PA
Philadelphia R
1
NM New Mexico 3 8.2% No Reciprocals
NV Nevada 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
NY New York 1 7.35%* No Reciprocals
OH Ohio 2 3.5%* AK FL IN KY MI NH NV PA SD TN
TX WA WV WY R
OK Oklahoma 2 6.75%* AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
OR Oregon 3 9.0%* No Reciprocals
PA Pennsylvania 2 2.8%* AK FL IN MD NH NJ NV OH SD TN
TX VA WA WV WY R
PR Puerto Rico 3 33.0% **
0% No Reciprocals
RI Rhode Island 1 10.9% **
0% No Reciprocals
SC South Carolina 2 7.0% **
0% AK FL NH NV SD TN TX WA WY R
SD South Dakota 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
TN Tennesee 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
TX Texas 2 Non-Taxable No Reciprocals
UT Utah 1 6.7%**
0% No Reciprocals
VA Virginia 2 5.75%**
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have had an income stream from a business in Ct. That income stream dried up last winter and will not be continuing. However we were filing taxes with Ct as non-residents for that CT income, and filing taxes in Me as residents for our the remainder of our income. [Ct income being taxed by Ct, and Me income taxed by Me]. With only the Fed taxing our entire income.

In the past we have had income streams from businesses in as many as four different jurisdictions. We have always filed taxes with each jurisdiction for the income that we have had from within that jurisdiction. [Ca income being taxed by Ca; Sk income taxed by Sk; Ct income being taxed by Ct; Wa income taxed by Wa; and the Fed taxing our combined income].
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