Tag Archives: airline

Expiration of Airline Ticket Taxes – and Possible Refunds

NOTE: This opportunity has expired. See the comment after this post. Or…  Today TaxMama wants to alert you to a potential summer refund available to you.  This is important news for frequent travelers! This could be worth a lot of money to you.   

Are We Missing the Point?

I just don’t understand America….Do you? If a woman burns her thighs on the hot coffee she was holding in her lap while driving, she blames the restaurant. If your teen-age son kills himself, you blame the rock ‘n’ roll musician he liked. If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die […]

Airline Miles

Today TaxMama hears from Rachel in the TaxQuips Forum, who did something clever. “If I booked a ticket for a friend of mine with my airline points and I was paid the value of the ticket, is that considered taxable income? If so, which line would I put it on the 1040?”

Cost of Tech Support

 Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one. This is very reassuring to those who fly. After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a ‘gripe sheet,’ which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 469 – Beijing Olympics and TSA Device

Dear Family, The Beijing Olympics starts today! 08-08-08 – if you turn it sideways, did you notice that you have three infinity symbols? To infinity and beyond! Generally Olympic frenzy is high right before each set of Olympic Games. Are you seeing that same kind of passion among the fans? For some reason, I am […]

2008 Excise Taxes on Air Transportation

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — Today the Internal Revenue Service announced the 2008 inflation adjustments to the excise taxes on air transportation. Excise taxes apply to the domestic segments of taxable air transportation and to the use of international air facilities. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, signed into law on Dec. 26, […]

Why our country is in trouble!

A Washington, DC, airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble! 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a candidate’s staffer, who wanted […]