Maine sales tax

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Maine state sales tax rate

Base state sales tax rate 5.5%
Total rate range 5.5%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Maine sales tax calculator to look up the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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NOTE: The outbreak of COVID-19 (caused by the coronavirus) may have impacted sales tax filing due dates in Maine. Please consult your local tax authority for specific details. For more information, visit our ongoing coverage of the virus and its impact on sales tax compliance.

Maine sales tax information

The Maine (ME) state sales tax rate is currently 5.5%. Sales tax is not collected at the local (city, county, or ZIP) in Maine making it one of the easier states in which to manage sales tax collection, filing, and remittance.

Food and prescription drugs are exempt in Maine while prepared food, lodging and auto rentals (both long and short-term), and various services are subject to tax.

Maine does not provide a blanket sales and use tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. Exemptions are classified by organization type with the state of Maine requireing groups to submit a completed application to be considered for sales tax exemption.

Maine sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Maine sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

Visit the guide

Maine sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Maine sales tax resources

Maine sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Maine sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Maine sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Maine Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.