Celebrate Flag Day Tax-Free in Maryland

Flags sold by government agencies in Virginia also tax-free

By Leslie Berkowitz
|  Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012  |  Updated 3:47 PM EDT
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Celebrate Flag Day Tax-Free

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Americans will celebrate Flag Day on June 14, the national holiday dedicated to the American flag and flags representing all parts of the U.S.

This Flag Day, Marylanders are reminded by Comptroller Peter Franchot that American, Maryland and POW/MIA flags are exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.

"Patriotism is tax-free, and so is the purchase of American, Maryland or POW/MIA flags," Franchot said in a statement. "Please remember that sales tax should not be charged on purchases of these flags now or at any other time of the year."

For the tax-code geeks out there, the tax exemption can be found the Tax-General Article of the Maryland Code, Section 11-205.

The Comptroller also reminded Marylanders that any questions about Maryland taxes can be addressed by calling Comptroller's Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in central Maryland, or toll-free at 800-638-2937 from elsewhere in the state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In Virginia, flags sold by government agencies are tax-free.

For in-depth information on how to properly fly your flag, click here.

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