Class Eligibility

All persons or entities in the United States who received an IRS Form 1099 from Citibank as a result of opening a Citibank deposit account and receiving American Airline miles through Citibank promotions in which Citibank valued the American Airline miles at 2.5 cents per mile, during the period between January 1, 2009 and July 13, 2017.

Estimated Amount


Class Members who affirm that they reported and paid taxes on the income attributable to the receipt of the AA miles set forth in his or her AA Miles Form 1099 will be eligible to receive a settlement award calculated by multiplying up to 70% of the reported income by the Settlement Class Member’s applicable federal tax rate, subject to adjustment based on the amount of claims submitted. For example, if a Settlement Class Member’s federal tax rate was 35% and the amount of income attributable to receipt of AA Miles on his/her AA Miles Form 1099 was $1,000, his/her Settlement Award would be up to $245. Settlement Class Members who do not affirm that they reported and paid taxes on the income attributable to the receipt of the AA miles will be eligible to receive a settlement award of up to $40.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Bertram Hirsch and Igor Romanov v. Citibank, N.A.
No. 12-civ-1124-DAB
United States District Court Southern District of New York

Case Summary

Plaintiffs, for themselves and on behalf of an alleged class, allege that Citibank did not adequately disclose to customers that Citibank would report the taxable value of the promotional American Airlines miles (AA miles) awarded to customers as income to the IRS by issuing AA Miles Form 1099s, that the AA miles do not constitute reportable income, and that Citibank overvalued the AA miles for reporting purposes.

Settlement Pool





Hirsch Airline Miles Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
Settlement Administrator – 5671
P.O. Box 2599
Faribault, MN 55021-9599
1 (866) 403-0679

2 responses to “Citibank Promotional American Airlines Miles 1099 Form Class Action Settlement”

  1. Anthony Arjona says:

    If this is classified as my tax income, then that means any other awarding I’ve been given creates a really large gap in what my income really is.

    ADMIN – Hi Anthony,

    Is this a question or are you trying to explain something?

  2. Ann Menig says:

    I did have and used a credit card from Citibank in the name of American Airlines, don’t know if anything is owed me, but if so, please advise. Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Ann,

    According to the class eligibility you are a member if the credit card provider sent you a 1099 for the value of your miles.

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