Topic: Burial in space: Proposal for tax deduction in Va
Posts: 1012 From: Canada Registered: Jul 2001
posted December 16, 2011 11:57 AM
The Daily Press (via the Los Angeles Times) reports that Virginia's General Assembly will debate a bill which would provide a tax deduction for those willing to send cremated ashes to space from Wallops Island.
The bill, which the General Assembly will debate next year, would provide a Virginia income tax deduction up to $2,500 a year for such burials. The total deduction could not exceed $8,000.
Proponents hope the measure will provide revenue for the spaceport, which is expanding because NASA decided to cancel the space shuttle program. The facility, which describes itself as a "full-service, FAA-licensed spaceport," is located at Wallops Island on Virginia's coast.