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Sales and Use Tax for Businesses

Learn what is and isn't subject to sales or use tax and how to register your business with the Department of Revenue.

The Massachusetts sales tax is 6.25% of the sales price or rental charge on tangible personal property, including certain telecommunication services sold or rented in Massachusetts. Sales tax is generally collected by the seller.

The Massachusetts use tax is 6.25% of the sales price or rental charge on tangible personal property, including property purchased by phone, mail order, and online where sales tax was not collected or was paid at a lower tax rate. Use tax is generally paid directly to Massachusetts by the purchaser.

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