Credit Cards: Charge-a-Tax

In Vergennes, Vt., churchgoers can charge their donations on a credit card, and in Denver women can use their cards to charge a visit to a gynecologist. In Phoenix, the accused can arrange bail on a card, and citizens of Walnut Creek, Calif., can charge at least three dozen city fees, from business licenses to civic theater tickets. Last week the last word in the credit-card way of life was announced: in ten states, U.S. income taxes up to $500 can now be charged on either a BankAmericard or Master Charge card where banks are willing to cooperate.

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