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?
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posted: Mar. 30, 2013 @ 12:39p
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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