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


Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While Maryland'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 Maryland, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Maryland.

In the state of Maryland, any voluntary gratuities that are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
Sales of grocery food are exempt from the sales tax in Maryland.

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