Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question:
What are the rules on taxes when buying American flags?Answer:
According to the state Department of Taxation and Finance, flags of the United States of America and the state of New York are tax exempt.
Accessories like a pole, rod, base or bracket are also tax-exempt provided these accessories are sold with a U.S. or New York State flag.
If you are mistakenly charged tax on your flag purchase you can request a refund from the state. Click here to visit the Department of Taxation and Finance’s website.