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Last call to pay 2016 taxes via credit card

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Today is the last day to pay your 2016 taxes and first quarter 2017 estimated taxes.  Did you know that you can pay those taxes for a reasonable fee?  Details can be found in our , but here are the basics: You can pay with a credit card for as little as 1.87% through Pay1040.com.  Or, pay with a debit card (including most Visa and MasterCard gift cards) for as little as $2.25 per transaction…

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Plastiq for taxes deadline tonight at 11:59pm Eastern

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  For those readers interested in paying federal income taxes via Plastiq, this is a quick reminder that there are less than two hours left to do so. Plastiq’s deadline for on-time payment of federal income taxes is tonight, April 9th, at 11:59pm Eastern time. As some readers may have taken part in the recent Plastiq referral promotion, this could be a good way to use your fee-free dollar credits. For more information on using Plastiq…

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Complete guide to paying taxes via credit card, 2017 edition

pay federal taxes with a credit card

Preparing taxes is no fun.  No fun at all.  But paying taxes doesn’t have to be painful.  In fact, paying federal taxes can be quite rewarding.  The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset tax payment fees.  Here’s what you need to know… Background Here is some key information you’ll need to know about paying taxes with credit or debit cards: Credit card fee 1.87% to 2.25%: The IRS maintains a…

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Pay Federal or State Taxes by MasterCard for 1.75%

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The bill payment service, Plastiq, has just announced a promotion in which you can pay your federal or state taxes with a MasterCard credit card with a lower than usual fee of 1.75% (Plasitiq usually charges 2.5% for all bill payments).  To access this offer, use this link (this is not an affiliate link). This offer is valid through April 18, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT. For more details about Plastiq, please see: Complete guide…

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Top 5 reasons to pay federal taxes with a credit card or gift card

pay federal taxes with a credit card

UPDATE: This post is out of date. . It’s tax season (“Wabbit season!”) which means that it’s time to answer the age old question: “Should I pay federal taxes with a credit card?”  Whether you owe federal taxes or just like the idea of giving Uncle Sam a short term loan, the answer is probably yes.  Details below. Background Here is some key information you’ll need to know about paying taxes with credit or debit…

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Easy Credit Card Spend

Yesterday I described a number of “easy wins”.  These are tricks for obtaining free or improved travel quickly and easily.  Most of the listed tricks require signing up for a credit card or two.  As you take advantage of multiple easy wins, though, you’ll quickly realize a problem: almost every credit card offer has minimum spend requirements.  If you sign up for too many cards, you may find it increasingly difficult to meet those requirements. …

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Ultimate guide to paying taxes by credit card, debit card, or gift card.

UPDATE: This post is out of date. . If you have large estimated or year-end tax payments you’ve probably wondered if you could profit by paying your taxes with a rewards-earning credit or debit card.  The answer is unequivocally “yes”.  The trick is to make sure that the benefits you get outweigh the fees and hassle involved.  In my previous post, “The ultimate guide to paying taxes by credit card, debit card, or gift card.…

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The ultimate guide to paying taxes by credit card, debit card, or gift card. Part 1: Primer

UPDATE: This post is out of date. . If you have large estimated or year-end tax payments you’ve probably wondered if you could profit by paying your taxes with a rewards-earning credit or debit card.  The answer is unequivocally “yes”.  The trick is to make sure that the benefits you get outweigh the fees and hassle involved. Before getting into the details of how to pay your taxes with various forms of plastic, here are…

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Buying miles and points from the IRS with reloadable prepaid cards

This is the sixth and final post in a series dedicated to analyzing options for earning points and other rewards when paying federal taxes.  If you haven’t already, please review the earlier posts: Buying miles and points from the IRS: debit cards Buying miles and points and cash from the IRS with credit cards Buying perks and points from the IRS with credit cards Buying miles and points from the IRS with Amex gift cards…

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