Maine Sales Tax Exempt Organizations

The Sales and Use Tax Law provides specific exemptions for a number of different kinds of organizations and institutions, such as hospitals, schools, churches and libraries, etc. Entities that fall into one of the categories of organizations that qualify for an exemption must submit an application to Maine Revenue Services and provide the information and documents specified in the application. The requirements for exempt status vary depending on the particular exemption being applied for.

Review the list below to determine if there is an exemption provided for your organization. Click on the organization for which you may qualify to review the statutory requirements that have to be met. This should appear near the top of the page. Each type of organization has a different application form. Click on the application number next to the type of organization to download an application form.  Return the completed application with all additional requested documentation or information to Maine Revenue Service, P.O. Box 1060, Augusta, ME 04332-1060.  For assistance, you may call (207) 624-9693.

Type of Exemption Link to Application
 
Medical - Healthcare
Ambulance Services (including certain air ambulance services) APP-124
Residential Care Facilities APP-110
Charitable Suppliers of Medical Equipment APP-125
Dental Health Centers APP-137
Dyslexia Assistance for Children APP-143
Eye Banks APP-145
Hearing-Impaired Services Organizations APP-130
Home Health Agencies APP-132
Hospice Organizations APP-128
Hospitals APP-121
Medical Clinics Providing Free Care APP-146
Medical Research Institutions APP-123
Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Facilities APP-106
Nursing Homes APP-131
Organizations Fulfilling the Wishes of Children with Life-threatening Diseases APP-120
Residential Facilities for Medical Patients and Families APP-136
Rural Community Health Centers APP-135
Educational
Dyslexia Assistance for Children APP-143
Educational Television or Radio Stations APP-123
Historical Societies & Museums APP-118
Libraries APP-126
Literacy Assistance Organizations APP-141
Nursery Schools APP-147
Providers of Support Systems for Single-Parent Families APP-112
Residential Youth Camps Providing Social Education Services APP-104
Schools APP-122
Youth Scouting Organizations APP-114
Centers for Innovation APP-111
Governmental
Agencies of Government APP-108
Community Action Agencies APP-133
Fire Departments APP-119
Regional Planning Commissions and Councils of Government APP-155
Religious Affiliated Exempt Organizations
Churches APP-109
Church Affiliated Residential Housing for Adults APP-138
Monasteries and Convents APP-102
Child-Related Exemptions
Advocate for Children APP-142
Child Abuse and Neglect Councils APP-140
Day Care Centers APP-113
Dyslexia Assistance for Children APP-143
Nursery Schools APP-147
Organizations Fulfilling the Wishes of Children with Life-threatening Diseases APP-120
Residential Child Caring Institutions APP-107
Residential Facilities for Medical Patients and Families APP-136
Residential Youth Camps Providing Social Education Services APP-104
Schools APP-122
Youth Organizations APP-134
Other Nonprofit Incorporated Agencies
Agencies on Aging APP-139
Animal Shelters APP-127
Emergency Shelter and Feeding Organizations APP-117
Home Construction Organizations APP-105
Nonprofit Housing Development Organizations APP-101
State & Federal Credit Unions APP-116
Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Associations APP-144
Vietnam Veteran Registries APP-129
Volunteer Search and Rescue Organizations APP-115

 

View statutory language for all Exempt Organizations