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.