Back to Sales Tax Guides

Maine Sales Tax Rate

Written by:

Edited by:

Reviewed by: Daniel Javor

Published on April 21, 2022

Updated on September 13, 2022

Maine Sales Tax Rate

Disclaimer: Step by Step Business’ content is for informational and educational purposes only. It’s not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or tax advice. All of our articles are thoroughly reviewed and fact-checked by our editorial team. Read our editorial guidelines for more details.

Some of our articles include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Maine Sales Tax Rate

If your limited liability company (LLC) sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Maine, the first step is visiting the revenue services website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Maine?

businessman working in the office

Sales of tangible property are subject to sales tax in Maine. Services subject to sales tax include rent to purchase items, telecommunications, cable services, and home support services. Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from sales tax in Maine. 

Maine Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate in Maine is 5.5%.

Five states have no sales tax. Colorado has the lowest sales tax at 2.9%, while California has the highest rate at 7.25%.

How to Register for Maine Sales Tax

In Maine, acquire a seller’s permit by following the revenue department’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Visit the Maine revenue department’s e-business services website
  2. Fill out the sales and use tax registration form.
  3. There is no fee to register for sales and use tax in Maine.

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to calculate taxes and total purchase amount. 

Conclusion 

In Maine, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.