The Sales Tax Division has posted two bulletin updates to the MRS website: Bulletin No. 12 – Retailers of Food Products. The bulletin was updated to remove “menstrual products” from a chart of examples of taxable non-food products that may be sold by a retailer of food products. Menstrual products will be exempt from sales tax beginning on October 1, 2021.
Family of four could pay more than $50 a month more for groceries
June 7, 2021 – Augusta, ME – A new study released last week estimates that a bill being considered by the Maine Legislature could increase the cost of consumer products by between $99 million and $134 million a year, leading to a potential cost increase for a family of four of between $32 per month and $59 per month.