IRS: Frozen Bodies Still Subject to Income Tax

“Being cryogenically preserved is not an argument for shirking one’s US tax obligations,” stated IRS spokesman John Sanders.

WASHINGTON — A new IRS rule states that cryogenically preserved bodies (frozen in liquid nitrogen) are still subject to US income tax, “because there remains a discrete chance that their lives and incomes can be restored by advances in medical science.”

The ruling states that a US taxable person with “sufficient means to preserve his body” should not “use his or her cryogenically preserved state as an…