State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Maine Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Mixed Tax Picture Maine's lowest income tax rate of 5.8% (on 2020 taxable income less than $44,450 for joint filers) is higher than some other states' maximum rate. The state tries to make up for that by charging a relatively low sales tax (and not letting municipalities add to it). Income Tax Range Low: 5.8% (on taxable income less than $22,200 for single filers; less than $44,450 for joint filers)High: 7.15% (on taxable income of $52,600 or more for single filers; $105,200 for joint filers)For 2021, the 5.8% rate applies to taxable income less than $22,450 for single filers and less than $44,950 for joint filers. The 7.15% rate applies to taxable income over $53,150 for single filers and over $106,350 for joint filers. Sales Tax 5.5% state levy. No local taxes.Groceries: Taxable, but "grocery staples" are exemptClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Maine, the median property tax rate is $1,295 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 30.01¢ per gallon. Diesel: 31.21¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $2 per packSnuff: $2.02 per ounceOther tobacco products: 43% of wholesale priceVapor products: 43% of wholesale priceBeer: $0.35 per gallonWine: $0.60 per gallon ($1.24 for sparkling)Liquor: $11.96 per gallonLiquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.Marijuana: 15% excise tax; 10% sales tax Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle excise tax based on the car's age and sticker price (MSRP) is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes Maine has an estate tax with an exemption of $5.87 million for 2021 (the exemption amount is adjusted each year for inflation). Tax rates range from 8% to 12%.