In three states, Pumpkins Are Exempt from Sales Tax…Unless They’re For Carving.
Sometimes, sales tax laws just don’t seem to make sense. Like, who in Indiana thought it was so important to make a distinction between marshmallows and marshmallow creme? Well, in Indiana, you’ll have to pay sales tax on your marshmallows, but your marshmallow creme gets off tax-free.
Pumpkins are exempt from sales tax in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, but only if the pumpkins are for food rather than jack-o-lanterns. Sounds like someone likes Thanksgiving more than Halloween!