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How Do I Know If I Am Liable For Unemployment Taxes?

To become liable for the payment of Maine Unemployment Tax, you must meet certain criteria. You must pay Maine unemployment tax if you have acquired a business, are liable to pay federal unemployment tax, or:

  1. You are an employer that paid gross wages of $1,500 or more in a single calendar quarter, or employed one or more persons for some portion of a day in twenty different weeks in a calendar year.
  2. You are a domestic employer that paid $1,000 in wages for domestic employment in any single calendar quarter.
  3. You are a 501,(C),3 nonprofit employer that employed four or more persons in one day in twenty different weeks in a calendar year.
  4. You are an agricultural employer that paid gross wages of $20,000 in any single calendar quarter, or employed ten or more persons in one day in twenty different weeks in a calendar year.

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