Maine State Tax Guide

Maine state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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Maine state tax: Overview

Maine's state income tax rates start at 5.8%, which is relatively high when compared to other states. However, Maine has no local sales taxes. Maine does have an estate tax, but estates valued at less than $6.41 million are exempt. 

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Less than $24,5005.8%
$24,500 $58,0496.75% of the amount over $24,500
$58,050 or more7.15% of the amount over $58,050
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Less than $36,7505.8%
$36,750 to $87,0996.75% of the amount over $36,750
$87,100 or more7.15% of the excess over $87,100
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Less than $49,0505.8%
49,050 to $116,0996.75% of the amount over $49,050
$116,100 or more7.15% of the amount over $116,100
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Cigarettes$2.00 per pack
Chewing tobacco and snuff$2.02 per ounce
Recreational marijuana10% of retail price
Beer$0.35 per gallon
Wine$0.60 per gallon
Wine (sparkling)$1.25 per gallon
LiquorState-Controlled

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.

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