Maine Revenue Service’s solution to fast and secure tax filing. The Maine Fastfile service provides three options:
Modernized e-File – e-File using tax preparation software
This service is offered through the IRS and provides one stop processing of federal and state returns. This is the do it yourself option through the purchase of tax preparation software either over-the-counter or online, prepare your own return and press send to e-file. Your return is sent through safe and secure channels, not via e-mail. Prices do vary so shop around (or use Maine i-File).
OR – e-File through a paid tax professional
Find a tax professional you trust to prepare and e-file your return. Nearly all tax preparers use e-file now and many are now required by law to e-file. But it's still a good idea to tell your tax preparer you want the advantages of e-file — your refund in half the time, or if you owe, more payment options.
Maine i-File – i-File free for Maine taxpayers
This service is available for filing your individual income tax return (Form 1040ME) including the Maine property tax fairness credit. The advantages of Maine i-File are:
It's simple, convenient and fast.
You enter key federal and state information; we perform the calculations.
Submitted information is automatically saved for future referencing.
Processing of your return is faster and more accurate than paper filing.
- If you are due a refund, you can Direct Deposit to your checking, savings or NextGen account.
- If you have a balance due, you can electronically pay and opt to delay your payment.
Certain restrictions apply. See the directions page of the i-File application for more information.