Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 10, 2011

Franchot Reminds Marylanders, “Patriotism Is Tax- Free and Flags Are Too”

-6 Percent Sales Tax Waived On Purchase of American, Maryland and POW/MIA Flags-

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 10, 2011) – As Flag Day (June 14) approaches, Comptroller Peter Franchot today reminded consumers and businesses that American, Maryland and POW/MIA flags are exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax. The exemption can be found under 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 flags," said Comptroller Franchot. "Please remember that sales tax should not be charged on purchases of these flags now or at any other time of the year."

For more information about Maryland sales tax exemptions, consumers 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.