Maryland Sales Tax on Newspapers and Magazines Maryland: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Newspapers and Magazines 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 newspapers and magazines in Maryland, including newspapers and periodicals. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Maryland.

In the state of Maryland, newspapers which are distributed by the publisher at no charge are considered to be exempt.

In the state of Maryland, periodical subscriptions which are sold by an elementary or secondary school for fundraising purposes are considered to be exempt.

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