"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.Who loves government oversight and their tax and spend nature? Want to eat a pumpkin and not get taxed? Fill out a form. I can just see how that would work going through Giant or Wegmans (local grocery stores) and filling out a form to not have to pay taxes. (Side note: I live in PA) No one is going to request a form to fill out, can you imagine having to fill out a government form while standing in a crowded grocery line? It's asinine that taxes just keep going up and up and no one will do anything about it. The Boston Tea Party was the result of an extremely small tax the British enforced on the colonies. That was doing something about an issue, that was taking a stand. What the American people are doing now a days is simply bending over and taking it. The British government never taxed the colonies near the percentage or volume of items that we face today. Indeed, the Charlie Rangel tax plan will raise taxes to an astronomical level if enacted. We, as a people, need to step up and get these morons out of office. We need to reel in government, end oversight, end over regulation, lower taxes, and return economic freedom back tot he people. Truly, we are in need of a new type of American Revolution in terms of how our government is ran.