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The World Celebrates As Nevada Passes “Burning Man Tax”

The magical festival that magically escaped state tax must now pay.

Image via Flickr user Duncan Rawlinson

Every year, over 60,000 people come to Burning Man for reasons that scientists have yet to understand. Tickets to this communal festival of radical self-expression hover around $390, and place a big drain on state resources. So Nevada decided to take action and impose a 9% tax on all of the state’s large-ticket events, including Burning Man and The Electric Daisy Carnival. Festival organizers are not pleased.

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