The Maine (ME) state sales tax rate is currently 5.5%, ranking 29th-highest in the U.S. It's a statewide sales and use tax. There are no local sales and use taxes in Maine. The average combined tax rate is 5.5%, ranking 42nd in the US.
Goods purchased outside of Maine but used within Maine may be subject to use tax.
In Maine, grocery staples are exempt from sales tax. Prescription drugs, prosthetic or orthotic devices with a prescription, positive airway pressure (PAP) equipment, diabetic supplies, and crutches and wheelchairs are exempt from sales and use tax.