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Maine Sales Tax Rate Change, October 2013

  • Jul 1, 2013 | Will Frei

Maine has approved a statewide sales tax increase from 5.0% to 5.5% for general sales tax and from 7% to 8% for prepared food, lodging, and liquor. The tax hike is temporary, taking effect October 1, 2013, and expiring June 30, 2015.

Part of a plan to balance the state's budget, lawmakers project that the tax increase will raise $178 million in revenue. The increase was not without its opponents. The Maine Senate had to overturn the Governor's veto in order to pass the bill.

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Will Frei
Avalara Author Will Frei
Will Frei covers sales tax news including best practices, legislation and sales tax technology. He is the Social Media Manager at Avalara.