Did You Know...

   

Halloween tax trickery: Iowa goes after pumpkins

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  October 31, 2007 08:22 AM

1vomit.jpg

This sounds like an Onion parody, but it’s on the wires and everyone keeps sending it to me this morning:

The Iowa Department of Revenue is taxing jack-o’-lanterns this Halloween. The new department policy was implemented after officials decided that pumpkins are used primarily for Halloween decorations, not food, and should be taxed, said Renee Mulvey, the department’s spokeswoman.

“We made the change because we wanted the sales tax law to match what we thought the predominant use was,” Mulvey said. “We thought the predominant use was for decorations or jack-o’-lanterns.”

Previously, pumpkins had been considered an edible squash and exempted from the tax. The department ruled this year that pumpkins are taxable — with some exceptions — if they are advertised for use as jack-‘o-lanterns or decorations.

Iowans planning to eat pumpkins can still get a tax exemption if they fill out a form.

Well, we know what the Iowa Department of Revenue employees dressed up as this year: Grinches.

Posted in: Uncategorized

“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.”

April 1, 2018 07:56 AM by Michelle Malkin

CNN’s chief WH drama queen no longer recognizes America after Trump orders him ‘out!’

January 17, 2018 05:59 PM by Doug Powers

Some heroes don’t wear capes

“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.”

March 26, 2016 11:08 PM by Michelle Malkin

Salesmanship fail: Rep. Patrick Murphy channels his inner Neville Chamberlain to pitch Iran deal

August 31, 2015 08:57 PM by Doug Powers

Honesty is the best policy


Categories: Uncategorized