Get Buried in Space, Get a Tax Break in Virginia

Jill Harness

If you've always wanted to be buried in space and you want to save some money on your taxes, you might want to consider moving to Virginia. That is, assuming the state passes a proposed law allowing a $2,500 per year tax deduction, up to $8,000 total, for those who opt to have their remains launched into orbit.

While the burial procedure is incredibly expensive, ranging from $1,000 to $45,000 depending on the company and the distance you wish your ashes to travel, the tax write-off would certainly be a nice benefit for those already hoping to follow in the steps of Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, and LSD visionary Timothy Leary.

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