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NJ reminds residents to pay pumpkin tax

New Jersey is reminding residents that if they purchased a pumpkin and intend to use it for a decoration, there’s a tax for that.

Folks who eat their pumpkins are exempt, however.

The New Jersey Division of Taxation sent out this friendly reminder via Twitter on Tuesday.

“Pumpkins used for decoration are subject to Sales Tax,” the post read. “Pumpkins used for food or in food preparation are tax free.”

The advisory, of course, sparked a lot of important questions.

“What if I roast and eat the seeds, then make a decoration? Do I pay half tax?” John Berry joked.

“What if the squirrels eat my decoration? What if I bought it for the squirrels to eat but they don’t and it ends up a decoration?” Jen questioned.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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