Income Tax Credits

For a complete list of all income tax credits, see Form 1040ME, Schedule A (Form 1040ME), Form 1120ME, and Schedule C (Form 1120ME).

The Maine EIC is available to Maine individual income tax taxpayers who properly claim the federal earned income tax credit on federal Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR or who are otherwise eligible to claim the federal credit except that they filed a federal individual income tax return using an IRS-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or had no qualifying child(ren) during the tax year, and were at least age 18 as of the last day of the tax year.

Individual income tax credit which provides a partial refund of property tax and/or rent paid during the tax year to eligible Maine residents and part-year residents.

The Maine Sales Tax Fairness Credit is a refundable income tax credit for eligible Maine residents.

Taxpayer Programs

A qualified business may receive a refund of up to 80% of the benefit base for up to 10 years.  The benefit base is generally equal to 4.5% of gross wages paid to qualified employees above the base level of employment under a certified ETIF program.