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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

When you are ready to prepare the forms, follow these steps.

See also: State e-filing overview

Form 941-C1-ME, Schedule 1(C1), Schedule 2(C1), Form 941ME, Schedule 1, Schedule 2, and Form W-3ME

  1. Choose File > Print when the Maine Payroll Tax Processing window is open.
  2. Mark the Create SUTA file checkbox and then click OK.
  3. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview Files
    • Verify
    • Remove Clients
    • Save to Submittable Format
    • Restore from Submittable Format
    • Change Transmitter Information
    • Generate Transmittal Sheet
  4. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities > Save to Submittable Format, specify the file location, and then click OK.


    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is ICESA.
  5. Navigate to the Maine Revenue Services website and choose Electronic Services.
  6. Sign in to E-File via the file transfer upload option.

You must register with Maine ICESA File Upload for Income Withholding and Unemployment Taxes system as a payroll service or accountant in order to have the file transfer option.

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