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TAX TIME - Anyone paying by Credit Card

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  1. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

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    How do I go about doing this? Recommended?
     
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  3. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove FChat Assassin
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    I was told American Express could not be used and I would not get any FF points if it could so.....
     
  4. SrfCity

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    "TAX TIME - Anyone paying by Credit Card"

    Is it just me or does this just seem like a way to dig yourself deeper? I'm sure they nail you with extra fees for this. Check the IRS web site and they'll gladly tell you.
     
  5. tigermilk

    tigermilk Formula Junior

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    I was going to until I saw there were transaction fees. Was wanting some "freebie" FF miles. Sent the check off a few weeks ago.
     
  6. dherman76

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    I'd also thin you'd be paying a convenience fee as credit card companies tack on a discount fee (%) to their merchants...You'd end up paying more than you owe for your taxes due to this...(assuming)
     
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  8. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

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    You are correct, the discount rate is passed on to the payer.
     
  9. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

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    I think the surcharge is 2.5% am I crazy for considering this?
     
  10. Robin

    Robin F1 Rookie

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    Hm. Could you pay your taxes with a credit card, then dispute the charges because you didn't get what you expected for your money??? ;)

    -R
     
  11. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

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    now that was hilarious
     
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  13. DrStranglove

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    If I can get a clear answer from Amex...Read: Anyone here work for them??... I would!!! the 2.5% for almost 500,000 FF miles would make it worth it to me.


    Hell that would be at least three trips to Thailand!!!!


    DrS
     
  14. F-passione

    F-passione Karting

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    500K in FF miles? Glad to see they're finally catching up to you ;)
     
  15. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

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    I just paid using my amex. 2.5% surcharge.
     
  16. Texas Forever

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    You are good, my man. Very, very good....
     
  17. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove FChat Assassin
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    But did you get the miles???

    Last time I asked them about it (2+ years ago) They laughed!!!


    DrS
     
  18. F SPIDER

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    The surcharge of 2.5% would be $12.5K(?), the AE FF miles are only transferred at 80%(?), so you would get 400K miles. Is that worth it?
     
  19. Hubert888

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    If you use your AMEX to pay for your income taxes, you get that 2.5% surcharge added PLUS you do get the FF miles too.
     
  20. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

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    my coworkers also laughed when I pitched the idea of a wireless company 2+ years ago, they laughed in my face. I laughed with them and now I'm crying because I run that company now and have a F- that I can't even drive because I have too much work and instead I waste my time on F- chat.
     
  21. ferraribooks

    ferraribooks Formula Junior

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    I used my credit card to pay part of my taxes, United airlines was offering 2 miles for every dollar spent, i earnt 100,000 air miles on one card, & another 42000 miles on another card, 142000 airmiles total, that cost me $1775.00 in commision, with those 142000 air miles, i purchased two 1st class airline tickets to Venice Italy in June for 10 days of R&R, i did have to use 58000 miles from my united air miles account, but the moral is, i was able to get 2 1st class round trip tickets to Europe for $1775.00, if i had to purchase those tickets, they would have cost me over $30,000.00

    When the bill comes in, i'll send them a check, so to be fare, it was a great offer for me, but 95% of people, it's not.
     

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