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…

What Credit Card Should I Use To Pay My Taxes Off With?

Tax time is upon us this week and TPG reader Vick tweeted me asking me what credit card I would recommend to use to pay my taxes. Here is his question: “@thepointsguy If I’m going to pay my taxes is it better to pay with Amex Premier Rewards Gold, Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase United Presidential…

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…

Why I Paid My Taxes With a Credit Card to Earn Points and Hotel Nights

I always get asked if paying taxes with a credit card is a good way to rack up points. My answer is always: it depends on your situation since there are fees involved using credit cards, so the value proposition decreases drastically. However, depending on the size of your bill, it is a quick and…