US State Passes Burning Man Tax

The US state of Nevada has approved a new tax on live entertainment, which includes a 9% charge on tickets for events such as the Burning Man festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. The bill is set to come into effect later this year. A spokesperson for Burning Man, a week long event held in the Nevada desert, described it as "misguided" and the producers of the Electric Daisy Carnival, a music and light show, said it was "detrimental" to the industry. The law is set to affect next year's Burning Man ticket sales, most of which cost $390. The festival estimates it will cost them $2.8 million. It is still considering whether or not to pass it on to consumers.