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Real Estate Withholding (REW) Maine Revenue Services

$100,0007 hours ago The amount to be withheld is equal to 2.5% of the sale price. Note that for sales occurring on or after January 1, 2021, this withholding requirement applies to sales of property only when the consideration paid is $100,000 or more (previously $50,000). Some individuals may be eligible for an exemption or reduction of the required REW payment.

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Real Estate Withholding FAQ Maine Revenue Services

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What is the withholding tax on real estate in Maine?
Every buyer of real property located in Maine must withhold a withholding tax equal to 2 1/2% of the consideration.

Title 36, §5250-A: Withholding on sales of real estate

1. What is Maine real estate withholding? Rev. 2/3/21. Back to top.
2. Are there any exceptions to the Maine real estate withholding requirement? Yes. If the seller is a resident of Maine at the time of the sale, if the consideration is less than $100,000 (see note below) or if the capital gain is not recognized for federal or Maine income tax purposes, withholding is not required.
3. Can the Maine real estate withholding amount be reduced? Yes. The seller may submit a request to the State Tax Assessor to reduce the withholding. If the seller is a nonresident individual or trust and the estimated tax on the realized gain (that is, the gain multiplied by the applicable highest marginal tax rate) is less than 2.5% of the sales price, the lower withholding amount may be allowed.
4. How do I request an exemption or a reduction of the withholding? Form REW-5 must be completed to request an exemption or a reduction in the real estate withholding amount.
5. When is the request for an exemption or reduction due? A request for exemption or reduction in real estate withholding (Form REW-5) should be filed as soon as the seller and buyer have reached an agreement to transfer property.
6. What is the Maine real estate withholding based on if the property is sold on an installment sale basis? The required withholding amount is still 2.5% of the total sales price.
7. Am I subject to the Maine real estate withholding requirement if the sale of the Maine real property is considered a Section 1031 like-kind exchange?
8. Are nonresident individuals selling property in Maine the only individuals subject to the real estate withholding requirement? Yes. Although Maine resident individuals are also subject to Maine income tax on gains realized from the sale of real estate, only nonresident individuals are subject to the Maine real estate withholding requirement.
9. Am I subject to Maine real estate withholding if I placed my Maine home on the market as a Maine resident but don't sell the property until after I have become a nonresident?
10. Is the Maine real estate withholding amount considered the final Maine income tax due on the sale of my Maine property? No. The Maine real estate withholding amount is only an estimate of the income tax due on the gain from the sale of the Maine property.

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Title 36, §5250A: Withholding on sales of real estate

3 hours ago 2. Withholding required. Every buyer of real property located in Maine must withhold a withholding tax equal to 2 1/2% of the consideration. The withholding required by this section must be transmitted to the State Tax Assessor within 30 days of the date of transfer of the property unless the State Tax Assessor authorizes the buyer to release

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Nonresident Withholding Tax Law in Maine Study.com

(207) 943-52258 hours ago Real Estate Withholding in Maine. According to Maine law, buyers are required to hold back 2.5% of the purchase price of any property that sells for …

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Selling Inherited Homes, Property In Maine, The Estate …

$2,000,0001 hours ago The current Maine estate tax exemption of $2,000,000 means any Maine estate for a person who died in 2015 valued at less than $2,000,000 is exempt from Maine estate tax. The Federal exemption level in 2015 was $5,430,000. The figure rises each year at the rate of inflation. In 2016 both the Federal and Maine estate tax exemption increased to

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Maine Real Estate Exemptions propertyus.info

7 hours ago Real Estate Withholding (REW) Maine Revenue Services. Property (7 days ago) The buyer of the property will withhold and remit the Real Estate Withholding money to Maine Revenue Services using form REW-1. The amount to be withheld is equal to 2.5% of the sale price. Some individuals may be eligible for an exemption or reduction of the required REW payment.

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Notification to Seller(s) of Withholding Tax …

(207) 624-50628 hours ago Income/Estate Tax Division Real Estate Withholding (REW) P.O. Box 1060 Augusta, Maine 04332-1060 Form REW-5 can be submitted to request a reduction or exemption of the withholding. Exemptions will (207) 624-5062; emailed to realestate.withholding@maine.gov, no later than 5 business days prior to closing; or mailed …

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Maine Real Estate Withholding Form REW2 …

9 hours ago 36 M.R.S. § 5250-A provides that a buyer (transferee) of real property located in Maine must withhold tax if the . seller (transferor) is not, as of the date of the transfer, a resident of the State of Maine. Maine Real Estate Withholding. Form REW-2. Residency Affidavit, Individual Transferor, Maine Exception 3(A) Maine Revenue Services.

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What’s Up With Maine NonResident Withholding?

1 hours ago One of the challenges we face in real estate courses is making certain our content is current. Come to think of it, that’s a challenge for real estate licensees as well! (particularly those who recently completed the sales agent or associate broker course about the Maine Nonresident Withholding Tax on real estate sales, I suspect many

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the withholding tax on real estate in Maine?

Every buyer of real property located in Maine must withhold a withholding tax equal to 2 1/2% of the consideration.

Do non-Maine residents pay taxes on real estate sales in Maine?

Non-Maine residents who sell real property located in Maine are subject to a withholding from the total sale price of the property, to be used as an estimated tax payment towards any Maine tax liability on the gain realized from the sale.

How do I get a tax exemption in Maine?

In order to qualify for a reduction or an exemption in their withholding tax, the seller must file a formal request by filling out form REW 5 and sending it to the Maine State Tax Assessor no later than five working days in advance of the closing date for the subject property.

When do I send the withholding to Maine revenue services (Mrs)?

The withholding, along with a completed Form REW-1-1040, Form REW-1-1041 or Form REW-1-1120 must be sent to Maine Revenue Services (“MRS”) within 30 days of the date of closing. Prior to the closing, a seller may qualify for a reduction in the amount of withholding or an exemption from the real estate withholding requirement, see FAQ 2 below.

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