I mentioned this to a similar response for a related article...
RIght now it's "tax season" in the USA. To electronically file them, you usually have to print something, then sign it, then scan it, then attached the scanned document to your electronically filed tax stuff.
Can't do that if the printer is broken. And it's due on or before April 15.
The only OTHER alternative seems to be PRINTING EVERYTHING and mailing it. Printer required, yeah.