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Frequently Asked Questions about Sales and Use Taxes

2. Are store discount coupons included in the taxable price?

No. A store coupon is not included in the taxable price unless the vendor can get reimbursement from another source. Manufacturers' coupons are included in the taxable price since a store can obtain a reimbursement from the manufacturer.

For example, if you had a Mars grocery store coupon that was redeemable only at a Mars store - and not Food Lion, Giant or any other food store - the coupon would not be included in the taxable price. On the other hand, if you had a Welch's Grape Juice coupon that you could use in any store, then that coupon would be included in the taxable price.

Links for Use Tax FAQs
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Individual Tax FAQs
Use Tax FAQs
  q1 - I recently bought a sofa in Delaware where there is no sales tax and arranged to have the sofa delivered to my home in Maryland. Do I have to pay Maryland sales tax on the purchase?
  q2 - Are store discount coupons included in the taxable price?
  q3 - Are sales of Energy Star appliances exempt from the sales tax?
  q4 - How is food taxed in Maryland?
  q5 - Does the sales tax apply to sales of cars and boats?
  q6 - Are warranty charges taxable?
  q7 - Are purchases made on military bases subject to the sales tax?
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