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.
You can earn double hotel points or airline miles when you stay at Hilton hotels. To take advantage of this deal, you must stay between March 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015.
Stay at Hilton and You’ll Be Seeing Double!
Find out how to get in on this deal and whether you should choose double Hilton points or double airline miles!
If you haven’t booked your Starwood hotels for the year, there are some hotels you should book now.
That’s because Starwood is making changes to their award chart on March 10, 2015.
On March 10, 2015, 130 hotels will move up a category and 138 will move down a category. All the European hotels on the list are moving down and will cost fewer points.
130 Starwood Hotels Will Cost More Points on March 10, 2015, Including the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
While that seems like a lot of hotels, there are 1,206 Starwood hotels worldwide. Let’s look at the changes.
There’s a terrific new partnership between Starwood and Uber that can help you get points for hotels and flights!
You can now earn up to 4 Starwood points per $1 spent( up to a maximum of $10,000) on Uber rides.
You’ll earn 1 Starwood point for every $1 spent on Uber and up to 3 bonus Starwood points when you use Uber while staying at Starwood.
Earn up to 4 Starwood Points Per $1 Spent When You Use Uber for Rides to Starwood Hotels Like the W South Beach
This is great news! Because it’s hard to earn a lot of Starwood points if you don’t have the Starwood (personal) or (business) card.