TAX DEBT RELIEF OPTIONS – Maine Revenue Services

M&M Financial has been successfully resolving back tax liabilities for small businesses and individuals in Maine since 2007 and nationwide since 2005.  We deal with the IRS and State taxing authorities for you, so you do not have to!  

If you or your business owes the Maine Revenue Services back-taxes we recommend first reading about your Taxpayer Rights.

Below is some information that will help you start resolving your state tax liabilities.  If you have questions and would like to talk to a licensed Tax Resolution Specialist please do not hesitate to call us at 866-487-5624.


Maine Revenue Services has a few monthly Payment Plan options to satisfy back-taxes for businesses and individual taxpayers.  

Maine will usually allow a 6-month payment plan without requiring you to submit supporting financial statements and will not file a tax lien securing their position as a creditor.  If you need more than 6 months to pay, a tax lien will be file and you will be required to submit a financial statement for review.

Compliance Forms

Typically, the state of Maine will allow up to 24-month payment plans on back taxes with supporting financial documentation.


Offer in Compromise

Maine Revenue Services does have an Offer in Compromise (OIC) program.  But, there doesn't seem to be a standard form used by the state for you to request the settlement.  According to their website, the state is open to consider OICs on a case by case basis.  

If you are considering submitting an Offer request to the Maine Revenue Services, you will be required to submit business and/or personal financial statement forms along with a letter explaining the reasons behind your inability to pay.  Step by step instructions for submitting an Offer in Compromise to Maine Revenue Services can found HERE.  

We do not recommend the OIC for operating businesses.

Penalty Relief

Maine Revenue Services may abate penalties in certain cases, if it is shown that a hardship lead to the tax accrual and it fits within the state's “Reasonable Cause” specifications.  A few of the acceptable reasons are:  
  • Erroneous Information provided by MRS
  • Death or serious illness of the taxpayer or a member of the taxpayer’s immediate family
  • Natural Disaster
  • A monthly return was filed and paid less than one month late and all previous 12 returns were filed and paid on time
  • A return (not monthly) was filed and paid less than one month late and all returns were filed and paid on time for the 3 previous years
  • Substantial Authority


Maine Revenue Services has some flexibility when it comes to back tax liabilities.  Each case varies based on factors such as your compliance history, type of tax owed and total amount past due.  Here are some case examples in your state negotiated by M&M.

page last reviewed 01/08/2024

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