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Maryland Sales Tax Rate

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Published on April 21, 2022

Updated on September 13, 2022

Maryland Sales Tax Rate

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Maryland 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 Maryland, the first step is visiting the comptroller’s 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 Maryland?

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The sales of tangible goods are subject to sales tax in Maryland. Services subject to sales tax include telecommunications services, laundry services, and security services. Groceries, medical supplies, and medicine are exempt from sales tax in Maryland. 

Maryland Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate in Maryland is 6%.

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 Maryland Sales Tax

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

  1. Go to the comptroller’s interactive web services site.
  2. Fill out the sales and use tax application.
  3. There is no fee to apply for a sales and use tax license in Maryland

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


In Maryland, 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.