Residents and visitors to Maine paid $4.4 billion in taxes in 2018


Maine collected $4.4 billion in taxes in 2018, a 4.2 percent increase from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

Most tax revenue came from sales and gross receipts taxes ($2.3 billion) and income taxes ($1.8 billion).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

2018 Maine Tax Collections
Type of Tax
Amount
Property taxes
$39,308,000
Sales and gross receipts taxes
$2,250,293,000
License taxes
$281,155,000
Income taxes
$1,790,833,000
Other taxes
$49,043,000
General sales and gross receipts taxes
$1,529,113,000
Selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$721,180,000
Alcoholic beverages sales tax
$19,647,000
Amusements sales tax
$56,264,000
Insurance premiums sales tax
$99,654,000
Motor fuels sales tax
$250,468,000
Pari-mutuels sales tax
$1,435,000
Public utilities sales tax
$21,573,000
Tobacco products sales tax
$132,950,000
Other selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$139,189,000
Alcoholic beverages license
$6,237,000
Amusements license
$536,000
Corporations in general license
$11,095,000
Hunting and fishing license
$16,578,000
Motor vehicle license
$112,557,000
Motor vehicle operators license
$10,816,000
Public utilities license
$0
Occupation and business license, nec
$113,492,000
Other license taxes
$9,844,000
Individual income taxes
$1,605,096,000
Corporations net income taxes
$185,737,000
Death and gift taxes
$13,801,000
Documentary and stock transfer taxes
$35,242,000
Severance taxes
$0
Taxes, nec
$0

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