Sales Tax Rate In $locality Maine 2024 South Portland, Maine Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - South Portland



2024 South Portland sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Maine State Sales Tax 5.50%
County Sales Tax N/A
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 5.50% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The South Portland, Maine sales tax is 5.50% , the same as the Maine state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, Maine does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.

  • The South Portland Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within South Portland
  • Groceries are exempt from the South Portland and Maine state sales taxes
  • South Portland collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Maine law
  • South Portland has a higher sales tax than 100% of Maine's other cities and counties

South Portland Maine Sales Tax Exemptions

SOUTH PORTLAND - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. South Portland doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under Maine law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Maine state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Maine's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in South Portland.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:5.5% Prepared Food:7% Prescription Drugs:0% Non-Prescription Drugs:0%

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All merchants operating in South Portland must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Maine Revenue Services . For more details, see the Maine sales tax.

South Portland Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The South Portland sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Maine. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Maine here


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