Why is the tax based on MSRP?
Excise Tax was designed with equity in mind. In 1925, this tax was enacted as a Maine Law. At that time, the legislature decided that the fairest tax assessment would be based on what the manufacturer suggests it sell for.

This law has remained in effect for over 90 years to ensure that everyone who drives the same vehicle pays the same amount of tax. Please call 207-864-3326 for more information.

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1. Where do I pay the Excise Tax?
2. How much is the Excise Tax?
3. How is the Excise Tax calculated?
4. Where does the Excise Tax go?
5. Why is the tax based on MSRP?