Maine Modernized e-File (MeF)

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Maine's FastFile methods are the fastest and most accurate way of filing your income tax return. FastFile saves taxpayers money because FastFile returns are less expensive to process than paper returns.

E-File is a convenient and accurate way to file your Maine individual income tax return.

File using a participating preparer, purchase commercial software or a commercial website. Most of these options offer direct deposit of your refund, electronic funds withdrawal for a balance due return and even delayed debit.

Additionally, you or your preparer will receive verification that your return has been accepted.

File Prior Year Returns – MeF allows filing of Form 1040 for the current tax year and two prior tax years.

For example:

  • In January 2021, 1040 MeF accepted Tax Years 2020, 2019, and 2018.
  • In January 2022, 1040 MeF accepted Tax Years 2021, 2020, and 2019.

The following returns are not allowed to file using e-File:

  • returns with a power of attorney currently in effect for the refund to be sent to a third party
  • returns claiming a filing status that differs from the federal filing status except when a Schedule NRH is filed
  • composite returns