I know it's usually not a problem paying the IRS by credit card when you want it to go through as a charge and not a cash advance. I've been successful in the past with a Chase credit card, for example.
But I've never paid the IRS with my Barclays Priceline Visa card. Has anyone done this, and if so how did Barclays treat the charge?
If the payment you want to make is larger than your cash advance limit, you don't have to worry about it being charged as a cash advance because it won't go through.
posted: Mar. 30, 2013 @ 1:09p
I use my Priceline card to make estimated tax payments, not treated as a cash advance but you do have to pay the 1.88-1.89% fee.
posted: Mar. 31, 2013 @ 7:49a
Guys, thank you so much. Just now getting back to this. I am grateful for both of your replies, which are helpful.
Yes, calling to reduce my cash advance limit was going to be my default if nobody answered this. I just received a CLI so calling again so soon was something I want to avoid if possible.
And, yes, I'm aware of the fee which nearly wipes out my 2% reward. Plan is to harvest the small residual reward anyway, then do a BT over to another CC at 0%. BT is free, BTW. This should make "tax day" painless, at least for a while, until I have to pay off the 0% card.
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