Maryland Sales Tax


  • State sales tax rate 6%
  • Local tax rate 0%
  • Combined tax rate 6%
  • *Local rates are set by the county, city or other taxing district.
  • *Shipping is not taxable if separately stated. However, shipping is taxable if shipping and handling charges are combined.

Major Cities/Counties

  • Baltimore 6%
  • Silver Spring 6%
  • Bethesda 6%
  • Gaithersburg 6%
  • Rockville 6%
  • Annapolis 6%
  • Hyattsville 6%
  • Laurel 6%

Maryland Sales & Use Tax Information

The Maryland (MD) state sales tax rate is currently 6%, ranking 16th-highest in the U.S.. It's a statewide sales and use tax. There are no local sales and use taxes in Maryland. The average combined tax rate is 6%, ranking 38th in the US.

Consumers are responsible for paying 6% use tax or the 9% alcoholic beverage tax directly to the Comptroller of Maryland if goods are purchased from businesses located outside of Maryland but are used in Maryland.

In Maryland, food for further preparation is tax exempt if purchased from a substantial grocery or market business that sells the food for consumption off the premises. Medicine (including prescription and non-prescription drugs), disposable medical supplies, and medical equipment for the home or on the person are tax exempt.