State sales tax rate5.5%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Maine. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Download the Maine tax rate table
Need fast access to the current sales tax rates in Maine? Get them here. The Maine tax rate table includes county tax rates, city tax rates, and more in a .CSV file organized by ZIP code.
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Maine sales tax basics
The Maine (ME) state sales tax rate is currently 5.5%. Food and prescription drugs are exempt.
Maine was listed in Kiplinger’s 2011 10 Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees.
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