Maine Sales Tax on Food and Meals Maine: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While Maine's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of food and meals in Maine, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Maine.

In the state of Maine, any incidental charges which were incurred for tables, chairs, or rentals of equipment are not considered to be subject to tax. Any gratuities which are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
In the state of Maine, there is an exemption for food products which was intended for home consumption, although this exemption is limited specifically to """"grocery staples.""""

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