Flights for Rights

A new source of funding for public interest law and human rights organizations.

It's much more than the few thousand miles you never asked for or used when you went to your sister's wedding in Portland.

Law firms and corporations build up millions of miles annually, many of which are a source of confusion and sketchy ethical behavior. Traveling on a client's account and keeping the miles for personal use? Giving/getting Christmas bonuses as miles, and not paying taxes on them? The I.R.S. may have a thing or two to say about this. In fact, the I.R.S. has left the door open since a November, 1995, ruling that business frequent flyer miles may be taxable as income.

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