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Description: When employees are first hired, the default tax withholding status is Single with zero exemptions or allowances for both Federal and Maine tax withholding. Follow these steps to update your tax withholding status to suit your personal situation.

Step by Step Guide To Update Federal or Maine W-4 Data

Step 1 Log in to https://mainestreet.maine.edu, (use Internet Explorer for best results) and click Employee Self-Service > Pay > W-4 Tax Information. You will see two tabs, one for Federal ("W-4 Tax Information") and the other for Maine ("Maine W-4 Data").
Step 2 Federal W4 Data

  1. Enter the number of Allowances you are claiming.
  2. Enter any additional amount to be withheld from each paycheck
  3. Select appropriate Marital Status
  4. Answer other optional questions as deemed appropriate

Step 3 Maine W4 Data

  1. Select appropriate Marital Status
  2. Enter the number of Allowances you are claiming.
  3. Enter any additional amount to be withheld from each paycheck
  4. Answer other optional questions as deemed appropriate

Step 4 Click Submit
Step 5 Enter your MaineStreet Password
Step 6 Click Authenticate Me