Maine: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get a Maine Sales Tax License
In Maine, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Maine for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a Maine Sales Tax License and be ready to do business 1-2 days after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs a Maine Sales Tax License?
All retailers with a nexus in Maine are required to have a valid sales tax permit.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Maine are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Maine.
How to get a Maine Sales Tax License:
When you register online at Maine.gov, you will receive your sales tax number within a few days and your paper license within 20 days. If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact the Sales Tax Division of the Maine Department of Revenue at (207) 624-9693, option 4 .
You need the following information to apply for a Maine Sales Tax License:
Personal identification info (SSN; address; etc.),
Business identification info (EIN; address; etc.),
Business entity type,
Description of what your business sells,
Estimated annual sales
Maine Sales Tax License Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for a Maine Sales Tax License, and you will receive your permit 1-2 days after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Maine Sales Tax License Now:
Get Your Maine Sales Tax License Online
You can easily acquire your Maine Sales Tax License online using the Sales & Use, Withholding and Service Provider Tax Registration Service website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Revenue Services via the sales tax permit hotline (207) 624-5644 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Maine Sales Tax License Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Maine Sales Tax License for your business offline using Form 1110910, the "Application for Tax Registration". Form 1110910 can be downloaded from the Revenue Services here .
Mail Completed Form 1110910 To:Central Registration Section
P.O. Box 1057
Augusta, Maine 04332-1057
Alternately, you can fax Form 1110910 to the Revenue Services at (207) 287-6975.
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Maine Sales Tax License, learn how to collect and remit the Maine sales tax.
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