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A Time to Give Thanks

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. However, we at Cremation Society of America are deeply thankful for all of YOU who chose us to serve your cremation needs during these trying and uncertain times. Throughout the coming week, family and friends will gather together on Thanksgiving, albeit under certain restrictions, to take …

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Direct Cremation Basics

We at Cremation Society of America are often asked what is a Direct Cremation and why Direct Cremations have become the preferred choice of an ever-increasing number of Americans. Direct Cremation is not just about cost savings. It’s well-established that Direct Cremation is much more affordable than burial – and the cost gap will only …

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Death Certificates Explained

What is a Death Certificate? Here at Cremation Society of America, one of the questions most often asked of us is how to order a Death Certificate and why is it required for Direct Cremation. A Death Certificate is an official document that serves as certified proof that someone has passed away. This document will …

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Arranging a Direct Cremation is Easy – and Affordable

Even though Direct Cremation is steadily overtaking funeral homes as the arrangement of choice for most Americans and their loved ones, some cremation providers can be saddled with a tedious or inconvenient process to purchase a cremation. At Cremation Society of America, we continually seek to make our Direct Cremation Services the easiest and most …

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Are Direct Cremations Tax Deductible?

We at Cremation Society of America are often asked by our clients whether Direct Cremations are tax deductible. The short answer for Individual Taxpayers is No. But this merits further explanation. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your tax specialist. These days, the median cost of a funeral can be $8,000 with many …

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Beware of Cremation Scams

As more and more families choose Cremation as their funeral choice, Cremation Scams and Fraudulent Practices are also on the rise. As with IRS scams and Banking scams, Cremation Scams are aimed at people 65 and older.  Fraudsters and scammers attempt to take advantage of the sadness, grief and confusion many feel in the aftermath …

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What is a Direct Cremation?

“Direct Cremation”, sometimes called “Simple Cremation” or “Immediate Cremation” is when the cremation is performed soon after death, without a viewing, visitation or funeral service of any kind. Aspects of a Direct Cremation can include: The body is cremated immediately after death. This enables you to engage directly with a crematory service provider such as …

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