Thursday, November 03, 2011

Great Article: Iowa's Pumpkin Tax

"Alas, poor pumpkin, I knew him well"

From the Tax Foundation

Many states have exemptions for food sold in grocery stores.  And pumpkins are food (although I'm not sure how much actual pumpkin is in the Pumpkin Spice Latte I had this afternoon).  The problem is that some pumpkins are not sold as food, but as decorations.  And Iowa decided that they needed to tax pumpkins when they were sold as decorations.  Scratching your head?  Read more.

This link is part of a series called "Excellent articles that I wish I had written."  The short name is "Great Articles."  Enjoy.

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