Maine Moves Up Due Date for 1099 and W-2 Reporting

November 20, 2017 Paul Ogawa

Maine recently published updated Specifications & Instructions for 1099/W-2G forms and W-2 forms. These specifications are used by filers to transmit withholding reporting data to the Maine Revenue Services (MRS) using the MEETRS filing portal.

The most notable update is the due date for both 1099s and W-2 forms: MRS has advanced their due date for 1099 and W-2 reporting to January 31, 2018 for tax year 2017. This brings Maine in line with the federal standard by advancing the due date for these forms.

The specifications themselves remain largely unchanged. The only edits made to either specification format is the tax year was adjusted to 2017.

About the Author

Paul Ogawa is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.

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