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…

Paying Taxes with a Credit Card to Earn Travel Rewards

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 sense financially. Earlier this month, the deadline for distributing tax forms arrived, and most Americans are now in a position to file their taxes and…

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…

Fees Waived For Limited Time on Chase Prepaid Visa Debit Cards – Good Way To Pay Taxes

Note: I am not a tax advisor, so before you make any decisions, you need to consult your personal tax professional. Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Chase is now offering Visa gift cards of denominations up to…