The Maine state sales tax rate is 5.5%, and the average ME sales tax after local surtaxes is 5.5%. Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from the Maine sales tax. Counties and cities are not allowed to collect local sales taxes.What is the sales tax on cars in Maine?
For vehicles that are being rented or leased, see see taxation of leases and rentals. Maine collects a 5.5% state sales tax rate on the purchase of all vehicles. In addition to taxes, car purchases in Maine may be subject to other fees like registration, title, and plate fees.