It’s that time of year again! April 15, 2015, is the IRS tax filing deadline, and readers often ask if it’s worth paying taxes with a credit card to earn miles and points.
I’ve written about paying income taxes with a credit card, and whether doing so will code as a cash advance (it won’t).
But because you’ll pay processing fees of up to 2.35%, it’s generally not worth it except under specific circumstances.
Paying Taxes With a Credit Card Might Make Sense in Certain Situations
Here’s how to pay taxes with a credit card and when it might make sense for you.
Do you have the Barclaycard US Airways card?
If so, your card will soon be switched to the Barclaycard American Airlines Aviator card. And to encourage you to use their cards, Barclays is offering a 50% bonus on miles (up to 10,000 miles) earned from spending with either card through June 30, 2015!
You Should Receive Your New Barclaycard American Airlines Aviator Card in the Mail Between April 1, 2015, and July 15, 2015
I’ll show you how to get in on this deal!
First, I must say, I love maps! So I am very biased in favor of this free tool that quickly shows where you can fly with British Airways Avios points!
One of the best uses of British Airways Avios points is for short-haul domestic flights on partner airlines like American Airlines, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines.
That’s because they have a distance-based award chart, which means you’ll pay fewer points (and no fuel surcharges) for shorter trips.
The visual map tool by Wandering Aramean makes it much easier to figure out how many British Airways Avios points you’ll need for a short-haul, nonstop award flight.
Where Can You Go With British Airways Avios Points? This Tool Will Show You!
The site will save you a lot of time. Now you don’t have to look up distances (by using Great Circle Mapper for example) or award charts. I’ll show you how to use it!
And I’ll remind you of 3 easy ways to collect lots of British Airways Avios points for your flights!
MJ on Travel reports that you can earn 70 American Airlines miles per hotel review, up to 700 American Airlines miles a month.
You Can Earn 70 American Airlines Miles for Each Hotel You Review (up to 700 American Airlines Miles a Month)
70 American Airlines miles may not seem like much, but it could save you thousands. Keep reading to find out how.
You’re the best blog readers in the world! To thank you, this week we’re giving away 20,000 Alaska Airlines miles.
You Could Win Alaska Airlines Miles!