As Americans all over the country prepare for the arrival of Flag Day on June 14th, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is reminding consumers that all American, Maryland and POW/MIA flags are exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax on flags.
The tax-free policy towards such flags is dictated by the Tax-General Article of the Maryland Code, Section 11-205.
"Patriotism is tax-free and so is the purchase of American, Maryland or POW/MIA flages," said Comptroller Franchot. "Please remember that sales tax should not be charged on purchases of these flages now or at any other time of the year."
Likewise, such flags being sold by government agencies in the state of Virginia are also tax-free.
For additional information about Maryland sales tax exemptions, those interested can call the Comptroller's Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980, in Central Maryland or 1-800-638-2937, toll-free from elsewhere, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For the official government sanctioned guidelines on how to appropriately display your flag of choice, click here.
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