RENO, Nev. (AP) — People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Nevada Department of Taxation notified Burning Man in a letter last week that the more than 15,000 tickets sold for the event qualified it for the tax.
According to the letter, Burning Man is required to register for the tax before tickets go on sale. The organization did not comment on the decision.
Organizers previously argued for exemption because attendees provided the entertainment, not the organization. Lawmakers expanded the definition of entertainment under its live entertainment tax law to include outdoor festivals like Burning Man and the Electric Daisy Festival in Las Vegas.