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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Announcing the Iowa Pumpkin Tax

Food is not subject to sales tax under Iowa state law, unless you might carve a face into it. The Iowa Department of Revenue has just implemented a new policy that subjects pumpkins to sales tax, under the assumption that they are likely going to be used for decoration rather than for food.

You can read the full story here.

I'm so glad they discovered this loophole that has allowed gigantic corporate pumpkin farmers and wealthy food-based home-decorators to escape paying their fair share of taxes! With the extra income collected from this, they can finally outfit the state capitol building with some decent Halloween decorations! Now they just have to get after those walnuts that people put out on their coffee tables and nobody eats!


Lee Shelton said...

So, how would this affect the Headless Horseman? I think he'd take issue with the fact that his pumpkin is used merely for decoration. Would he be subject to a head tax?

Chris Wilde said...

STORY UPDATE! After a firestorm of public derision, the governor of Iowa has repealed the pumpkin tax! Not bad for a democrat!

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