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Maryland Sales Tax Calculator

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Maryland Sales Tax Calculator

If your business 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. 

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount. 

Maryland Sales Tax Calculator

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

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 state sales tax rate in Maryland is 6%.

Maryland sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check Comptroller of Maryland site for the exact rates.

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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


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.


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Maryland Sales Tax Calculator