State sales tax rate

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

* 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.

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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.

Cities in Maine

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