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AOPA WorldPoints As an AOPA WorldPoints credit card holder for seven years, Kenneth Watson of Deltona, Florida, is one of several AOPA members rewarded for acquiring and using the card, including double point earnings at aviation merchants and FBOs. “I use it almost every day, along with my wife who uses it also for buying anything from groceries to gas for our cars to aviation-related items, and it goes on from there,” said Watson, adding that he purchased his trip to the November 2009 AOPA Aviation Summit in Tampa using the AOPA WorldPoints credit card.

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AOPA WorldPoints

As an AOPA WorldPoints credit card holder for seven years, Kenneth Watson of Deltona, Florida, is one of several AOPA members rewarded for acquiring and using the card, including double point earnings at aviation merchants and FBOs.

“I use it almost every day, along with my wife who uses it also for buying anything from groceries to gas for our cars to aviation-related items, and it goes on from there,” said Watson, adding that he purchased his trip to the November 2009 AOPA Aviation Summit in Tampa using the AOPA WorldPoints credit card.

“Convenience in use and the name says everything,” he said. “Also, the card gives us all the available credit we need, so, in emergencies we feel very secure having it on us at all times. We wouldn’t leave home without it, and I stand by that.”

To get started earning or redeeming points today, visit the Web site or call 800-434-8313.

ANSWERS FOR PILOTS: The tax man cometh

AOPA fields numerous questions related to tax issues affecting aircraft owners and pilots. February’s online “Answers for Pilots” reviews the basics related to income taxes, sales and use taxes, and personal property taxes as they might affect AOPA members.

Part one deals with income tax issues. This part is divided into different sections addressing issues related to aircraft expenses, flight training expenses, the “hobby loss” rule, and aircraft leasing. There is also a question and answer section addressing frequently asked income tax questions.

Part two tackles the basics of sales and use tax issues. Members purchasing aircraft are particularly concerned with potential liability for sales and use taxes. We explain the difference between sales and use taxes. A question and answer section with frequently asked questions follows.

Part three reviews the essentials of personal property taxes and registration fees. In this section, we have included a listing of states that impose personal property taxes and/or registration fees.

This report will provide you with general information regarding tax issues that could affect you as an aircraft owner and pilot. We urge you to consult with a tax professional regarding your specific tax questions. The report contains various citations and other resources to assist you and your tax professional.

Sweepstakes bonus entries for Automatic Annual Renewal

Increase your chances of winning a 2009 Remos GX Light Sport Airplane in AOPA’s 2010 Fun To Fly Sweepstakes. All members get one automatic entry just for being an AOPA member, but you can get five additional entries for enrolling in our Automatic Annual Renewal program. And that’s not all—get 10 additional entries after you’ve been enrolled in AAR for two or more consecutive years.

AAR enrollment provides a hassle-free membership ex-perience; a $4 initial discount off dues for enrolling the first time; uninterrupted membership benefits and service; and the convenience of an automatic renewal every year with no renewal reminders to clutter your mailbox. Save time while helping your association save thousands of dollars a year in operating expenses, money AOPA can put back into improving your benefits and services. With more than 200,000 AOPA members already enrolled, AAR is a benefit no member should do without! Enroll today online or call 800-872-2672.

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