SALT Report 2911 – Maine Revenue Services issued a rate schedule to reflect the temporary sales tax rate increases that will take effect on October 1, 2013. On that date, the general sales tax rate of 5% will increase to 5.5%. The 7% tax rate on living quarters rentals, sales of prepared food, and sales of liquor sold on premises will increase to 8%. However, the 10% tax rate on automobile short-term rentals will remain unchanged.
The temporary sales tax rate increase will be in effect from October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.
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