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Earn 5X paying estimated taxes? (reminder: Q2 estimated taxes due 6/15)

This is just a quick reminder that second quarter estimated taxes are due in a couple of days.  And for those who haven’t yet maxed out their Chase Freedom 5X spend this quarter, it should be possible to pay your taxes with your Freedom card via Paypal in order to earn 5X rewards.  Specifically, PayUSATax.com advertises that they accept checkout via Paypal.  There is a 1.97% fee, but you gain much more than that in…

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Pay taxes via credit card, 2018 edition

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

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Pay estimated taxes via credit card (due 9/15)

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Third quarter estimated taxes are due this Friday, September 15th.  You probably don’t like paying taxes, but… paying federal taxes can be quite rewarding.  The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset associated fees. Even if you don’t owe estimated taxes, you might want to consider paying some if you need help meeting minimum spend requirements on a new credit card.  In that case, you’ll get your money back after filing…

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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

  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 1.99%: 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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