If your business has employees working in Maine, you will need to pay the Maine unemployment insurance for employers (UI) tax. The tax funds unemployment compensation programs for eligible employees. Exemptions exist for employers who pay an employee less than $1,5000 per quarter or if the employee did not work for 20 consecutive weeks, but if you own a Maine small business, you are generally liable to pay this tax.
To record this tax, employers must use the ME UC-1 form—the Unemployment Contributions Report. The form requires payroll and employee information for the quarter: the number of employees, gross wages, taxable wages, and each employee’s SSN and UC gross wages paid. In short, ME UC-1 requires a lot of information to be complete and correct. As a result, Maine Unemployment Insurance for employers is often a long, tedious process. We, however, want to fix that.
Advanced Micro Solutions designs and produces accounting software to fit seamlessly into your payroll and tax/wage reporting system. We provide a user-friendly and intuitive product meant to support and streamline your accounting processes. Maine unemployment insurance for employers can be a confusing process—we want to help.
Choosing the Correct Software
Submitting complete and accurate forms is necessary for any accounting process. However, the ME UC-1 requires a lot of time and information, increasing your chances of entering an incorrect figure. If you don’t spend the time necessary to build and support an adequate bookkeeping or payroll system, this form might stump you. Luckily, AMS has the tool to help.
AMS Payroll Software is our comprehensive payroll software. In addition to providing standard payroll processing and support, the product builds and stores data—data necessary for quarterly and end-of-year filings. All of the information required of your Maine unemployment insurance (for employers) forms comes from payroll processes. Wouldn’t it be easy if your payroll software automatically recorded necessary figures? With AMS Payroll, that is possible.
Our product is equipped to handle most payroll and filing problems. It comes complete with customizable check-printing features, payroll reporting, and back-end data management, which includes full names, SSNs, gross wages, and additions/deductions. This combination makes it an apt choice for Maine employers struggling to fill out the ME UC-1. Additionally, this software allows users to electronically file 941, 944, and 940 forms, import/export data to and from a variety of sources, and record necessary deposit and disbursement information.
Additional Maine Support
If you are looking for unemployment support, you may need additional help. AMS is proud to support federal, state, and local filing/reporting, offering specific help for every American state. Our Maine-related forms are split between AMS Payroll and our Forms Filer Plus.
Available on both AMS Payroll and Forms Filer Plus—
- ME 941; Return of Income Tax W/H
- ME 941/C1; Combined Income Tax W/H & Unemployment
Available only with our Forms Filer Plus—
- W3ME; Reconciliation of Income Tax W/H
- ME 900; Income Tax W/H Payment Voucher
Whether your needs are restricted to unemployment insurance or you are in need of a comprehensive payroll update, the accounting software suite from Advanced Micro Solutions has the answer.