Taxes payment and refunds

I paid my taxes last night even though they are not due until tomorrow. I decided to pay them with a credit card this year because my United Mileage Plus Visa is offering double miles on tax payments. With my payment last night I earned myself somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,200 miles which should give me enough (factoring in my planned trips) to upgrade my return flight from Europe this summer.

When I got home from work today, I had a check from the State of Maryland for $325, which represents my refund. They were supposed to Direct Deposit the check but I guess that someone got lost in the shuffle. It’s a minor annoyance because it means I have to mail the check to my bank since my bank is in Southern California.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.