Maryland sales tax

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Maryland state sales tax rate

6%
Base state sales tax rate 6%
Local rate range 0%
Total rate range 6%

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

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Maryland sales tax information

The Maryland (MD) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Sales tax is not collected at the local level (city, county, or ZIP code) in the state.

Because of its single state tax rate, Maryland is one of the easier states in which to manage sales tax collection, filing, and remittance. It's important to not overlook use tax. The Maryland DOR website stresses that taxable goods purchased outside of Maryland, but used within the state are subject to the 6% use tax paid by the user.

As of October 1, 2018, remote businesses selling taxable goods into Maryland may be required to collect and file sales tax if their total sales is greater than 200 transactions or $100,000. Exempt sales are included in the transaction threshold while exempt services are not.

Maryland Sales Tax Rate Guide

Maryland sales tax guide for businesses

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

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

Visit the guide

Maryland 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.

Maryland sales tax resources

Maryland sales tax quick reference guide

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

Maryland sales tax guide for businesses

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