Yup, that’s right, the Iowa Department of Revenue is taxing jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween.
Maybe if you can prove you’re gonna eat ‘em you may not need to pay the tax?
The Iowa Department of Revenue, often accused of trying to squeeze blood out of turnips, is now searching for pennies in pumpkins.
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."