Old Sep 13, 19, 3:23 pm
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ATOBTTR
 
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
This is comical that Delta is claiming this loss. I am sure Delta hired retired law enforcement and levered those people to convince current law enforcement the value of those sky bonus program to make this a criminal when in fact is really is civil case. I guess you still can buy the sheriff just like the old old west. I am sure Skybonus points are about worth as much as sky mile peso. Another disturbing factor that everyone seems to gloss over is miles are not considered taxable benefit or income yet now Delta wants to magically make the miles worth money.
Actually incorrect. The IRS has determined that miles earned through flying are not taxable, but my understanding is if you receive more than $600 worth of miles through other means (such as a sweepstakes), then it is taxable and will be reported via a 1099. How "$600 worth of miles" is determined, I am not sure.
Some more reading: https://www.thetaxadviser.com/issues...am-points.html
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