Stop Trying To File Your Tax Returns From Coachella's Makeshift Post Office
Festivalgoers at the 2016 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
At least ten Coachella-goers tried to drop their tax returns at the festival's makeshift post office on Friday, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. “No, I can’t ‘just take it,’” Megan Hampton, who serves as "quasi-postmaster," told the Tribune. “How do they have their taxes here? I don’t know.”
Hampton's festival outpost, which was housed in an overheated tent last year but has now graduated to a cozy spot in a life-size Lincoln Log cabin, "isn’t a real post office, more of an intermediary between festivalgoers and the real local post office," according to the Tribune. Most of her business comes from Coachella-branded postcards, which seems like a great purchase for anyone who wants to be the most insufferable person in their friend group.
Weekend one of Coachella began on April 15, which is typically also Tax Day. What anxious festivalgoers may not have realized is that Americans were granted a three-day extension this year because of a Washington, D.C. holiday, and taxes were officially due on April 18.