Category Archives: Paying Taxes

5 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Airbnb Hosts

I recently shared how becoming an Airbnb host can help folks make extra money.

As a host, you can qualify for a small business credit card.  This is a great way to separate your personal and business expenses and earn miles & points or cash back at the same time!

Best Cards For Airbnb Hosting Expenses 2017

You Can Qualify for a Small Business Card as an Airbnb Host, Which Is a Terrific Way Boost Your Miles & Points Balances!

I’ll share the 5 best cards for Airbnb hosting expenses.

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Visa Gift Card!

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Emily and I appreciate y’all so much!  This week, we’re giving away a $200 Visa gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 Visa Gift Card

The Cash You’ll Spend on Interest Charges by Carrying a Balance Isn’t Worth the Miles & Points You’ll Earn From Spending

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Earn a Profit Paying Taxes With Chase Sapphire Reserve & Freedom Unlimited

I’ve written about paying income taxes with a credit card to meet minimum spending requirements or earn a big spending bonus.

But now folks with the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Freedom Unlimited cards can actually earn a profit paying their taxes.

Even with processing fees, you’ll come out ahead when you pay your taxes with the Freedom Unlimited and transfer the Chase Ultimate Rewards points to your Sapphire Reserve account to redeem for travel.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card To Earn Points

Combine the Perks of Your Chase Freedom Unlimited and Sapphire Reserve Cards to Pay Taxes and Earn a Profit When You Redeem Points for Big Travel to Places Like Santa Monica, California!

I’ll show you the math!

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News You Can Use – Costco Sets Date for Accepting Visa, Now Visit Cuba Using Points!, Meet Minimum Spending Paying Taxes

1.   Start Using Visa at Costco June 20, 2016

Looking forward to Costco accepting Visa cards in-store?  Via View From the Wing, you’ll be able to use Visa cards at Costco starting June 20, 2016.

On that date, Costco will also stop accepting AMEX cards and American Express Costco credit cards will stop working.

Current AMEX Costco cardholders can expect to receive their new Citi Costco Visa in the mail in May or early June.  Cash back you’ve earned with the AMEX Costco card will be automatically transferred to the new Citi Costco Visa account.

News You Can Use Costco Sets Date For Accepting Visa Now Visit Cuba Using Points Meet Minimum Spending Paying Taxes

Costco Will Accept Visa In-Store Cards Starting June 20, 2016

If you’re interested in applying for the new Citi Costco Visa, it should be open for applications this week.  I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available!

2.   More Ways to Qualify for Cuba Travel

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements by Paying Your Taxes

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

It’s almost tax time again!  April 18, 2016, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While most of us hope for a refund, you can take the sting out of owing taxes by meeting the minimum spending requirements on your new credit cards.  Or hit a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

How To Meet Minimum Spending Requirements By Paying Your Taxes

It Might Be Worth It to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses by Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card

But because you’ll pay processing fees of 1.87% to ~2.25%, it’s generally NOT worth it except under specific circumstances.

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And when it might make sense for you!

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New Serve Cash Back Card – NOT a Good Deal for Most!

Earlier this month, I wrote that American Express would introduce a new version of Serve which offers cash back.

You can now sign-up for the new Serve Cash Back card, which earns 1% back on purchases.

New Serve Cash Back Card NOT A Good Deal For Most

Earn 1% Cash Back on Purchases You Make With the New Serve Cash Back Card

But for most folks, it’s NOT a good deal.  I’ll explain!

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Should You Use Plastiq to Pay Rent, Loans, Utilities, & More With a Credit Card?

There’s a new way to pay bills that can’t normally be paid with a credit card.  Plastiq says you can pay any bill (businesses or individuals) using their service and they’ll charge you a flat 2.5% fee.

But for a limited time, you’ll only pay a 1.99% fee when you use your MasterCard or American Express card!

That’s cheaper than other bill payment websites, like Evolve Money or Radpad (which add a ~3% fee).

Should You Use Plastiq To Pay Rent Loans Utilities More With A Credit Card

You Can Pay Tuition, Rent, Mortgage, Car Payments, and More With Plastiq

This could be a good way to meet minimum spending requirements or earn miles and points on big bills like tuition or property taxes.  But it’s not for everyone!  I’ll explain.

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Bad News for Suntrust Delta Debit Cardholders

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Brant for letting me know about changes to the Suntrust Delta Debit card.

This card hasn’t been open to new applicants for a while, but folks who have it will NOT be happy.

Starting July 25, 2015, there will be a limit to the number of Delta miles you can earn per month.  The annual fees are increasing, and some cardholders will earn fewer miles per $1 they spend.

Bad News For Suntrust Delta Debit Cardholders

The Suntrust Delta Debit Card Won’t Be as Easy a Way to Earn Delta Miles After July 25, 2015

I’ll explain the changes!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2015

1.   You learned there’s a new prepaid card that’s better than AMEX Bluebird & Serve!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - March 2015

You Can Load the Target Prepaid REDcard Directly With a Miles or Points Earning Credit Card!

2.   You can get 5 nights and 2 airline tickets to Disney World from 2 cards!

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Will You Be Charged Cash Advance Fees for Paying Taxes With a Credit Card?

Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Million Mile Secrets reader TIO comments:

If I use Citi 100,000 American Airlines credit card to pay for taxes on IRS payment web sites, do you think Citi will count that as a cash advance?  Thanks.

TIO is referring to the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, which has a sign-up bonus of 100,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $10,000 in the 1st 3 months.

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