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Massachusetts Sales Tax Rate

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Published on April 20, 2022

Updated on September 13, 2022

Massachusetts Sales Tax Rate

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Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, the first step is visiting the revenue department 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 Massachusetts?

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Personal property sold or rented in Massachusetts is subject to sales tax. Telecommunications services are also taxable. Groceries and prescription medications are exempt from sales tax in Massachusetts. 

Massachusetts Sales Tax Rate

The sales tax rate in Massachusetts is 6.25%.

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 Massachusetts Sales Tax

In Massachusetts, acquire a seller’s permit by following the Department of Revenue’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Go to the Mass Tax Connect website
  2. Fill out the business tax registration form.
  3. There is no fee to obtain a sales tax permit in Massachusetts.

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

Conclusion 

In Massachusetts, 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.