Shoutout to all the millennials who file their own taxes, or at least know to mail them by the right date.
Even so, it seems questionable at best to bring said tax forms to Coachella, the California music festival currently in progress in Indio. (Weekend 1 happened a few days ago; Weekend 2 begins this coming Friday.)
The festival’s campground features a Lincoln log cabin labeled “Post Office,” which facilitates communication and transport of mailable materials between the campground and an actual official U.S. post office.
Megan Hampton, who runs the pseudo-post office, told California’s Mercury News that at least 10 Coachella campers have tried to send in their tax forms through her office.
“No, I can’t ‘just take it,'” Hampton told the newspaper. “How do they have their taxes here? I don’t know.”
The concern with tax forms — as with other outgoing mail — is that the average music festival enthusiast may not be coherent enough to, say, write out the recipient’s information or include a return address.
Mostly, Hampton handles Coachella postcards that attendees send to their family and friends. But there are often bizarre exceptions, like the odd legal document or wedding invitation. Hampton said that the Coachella name carries weight among festival-goers who want to send branded cards and letters.
Maybe just purchase a postcard now and send it in with next year’s taxes? The IRS could probably use a break.