Maryland Sales & Use Tax

Maryland levies a 6% state sales tax rate on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods. There are no local sales taxes in the state of Maryland.

Use tax (same rate) is due on all purchases brought into the state of Maryland, unless specifically exempted. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made.

Maryland provides exemption opportunities for the following industries: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech
  • High Technology
  • Medical/Healthcare

Statute for Refunds: 48 Months

Utility Exemption: Yes, predominant use (over 50%); No study is required.

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