A Taxing Time

A Taxing Time

Last month we mentioned that America West FlightFund members can earn miles when filing their taxes with H&R Block. Now Delta SkyMiles and US Airways Dividend Miles members can earn miles when they file their taxes with H & R Block also. Dividend Miles members can earn 1,000 miles on tax preparations through April 15. And, if you let an H&R Block tax professional prepare your return through March 31, you can take advantage of a discounted price of only $79.95. Go to http://www.hrblock.com/taxes/partners/usair_promotion/pts.html.

Delta is offering members double miles when paying federal income taxes with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. In the past, we’we been cautious about advising you to pay your taxes using a credit card because of the “convenience fee” levied, but double miles should eradicate that concern.

To make a federal or state payment, call Official Payments Corporation at (800) 272-9829. To make your tax payments online visit http://www.officialpayments.com. Double miles will be awarded for federal tax payments only, and not for any associated convenience fees; only federal tax payments made through April 16 will qualify for double miles; this offer is available to Classic, Gold, and Platinum Delta SkyMiles cardholders only and for each year of card membership, your points are limited to $60,000 of eligible spending for Classic Delta SkyMiles cardholders, $100,000 for Gold Delta SkyMiles cardholders and unlimited for Platinum SkyMiles cardholders, not including bonuses.

Official Payments Corporation accepts state income tax payments for the following states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

A word of advice, it might be best not to mention this deal when among your non-frequent flyer friends. Let’s face it, they probably already think you’re a little bit nuts when it comes to miles and points. When they find out you are now looking forward to tax season each year, they might just decide to commit you.

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