Pay Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum to ‘Buy’ MR Points for 1.25 Cents Each

TPG did a full guide to paying your taxes with credit cards back in April. Since then, there have been a few changes to credit cards and some new promotions that make the topic worth another look. Particularly, the recent enhancements to The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN make paying your taxes with a credit card…

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Cash Back Rewards?

TPG reader Tina sent me a message on Facebook to ask about taxes: “Are cash back rewards that get deposited directly into a bank account taxable?” Credit card rewards can be incredibly lucrative; not only do the points and miles you earn from everyday spending offer a solid return, but also the top sign-up bonuses can easily be worth over $600…

A Points & Miles Guide to Paying Your Taxes

With April 15 around the corner, most of us have taxes on the brain. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shows you how to get the most out of these inevitable payments by choosing the right travel rewards card and paying online. They say that there are no sure things in life…

How About VAT? — Don’t Forget the Traveler’s Tax Break

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly travel and credit card mistake series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes. One of my favorite things to do…

Top 13 Rewards Credit Cards for Paying Taxes

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Platinum Card from American Express, Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard Tax Day is less than two weeks away, so if you haven’t decided how to pay your taxes yet (or don’t know what your taxes will…

Paying Taxes with a Credit Card to Earn Travel Rewards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Every year around this time, I start getting questions about earning travel rewards from tax payments. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains both how to collect those points and miles, and when it makes…

How Can I Earn Points or Miles for Tax & Mortgage Payments?

TPG reader Melony emailed me to ask: “Are there any ways to earn bonus points or miles for tax payments and mortgage payments these days?” I’ll start by answering the tax portion of Melony’s question. April 15, the dreaded tax day, will be here before we know it. I actually do earn a lot of miles by…