Tax Everything! New Jersey Government Confirms ‘Decorative Pumpkins’ Now Subject to Taxation

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.17.19

The New Jersey Division of Taxation confirmed this week that “decorative pumpkins” will be taxed. Typically, pumpkins used for food are not subjected to the state’s sales tax.

“Pumpkins used for decoration are subject to Sales Tax. Pumpkins used for food or in food preparation are tax free,” posted the Division’s official Twitter account.

New Jersey has some of the highest tax-rates in the United States; even considering a “rain” tariff earlier this year.

“Save it for a rainy day. Some of your hard-earned dollars may be taken away as the weather turns ugly and rain drops fall on the Garden State. A new bill calls for the creation of local or regional storm water utilities, giving local counties and municipalities the power to collect a tax from properties with large paved surfaces such as parking lots,” writes CBS New York.

“That’s businesses and homeowners,” adds the report. “The bill passed in the Senate and the Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.”

The state’s move to tax water echoes similar proposals from California; who plan to tax residents “drinking water” should they consume more than regulated by law.

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