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Can I pay taxes with my credit card?

Can I pay taxes with my credit card?

Yes, you can pay your taxes with a credit card. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accepts payments by credit card through certain approved payment processors. You can make a payment online, by phone, or through a mobile app.

There are a few things to consider when using a credit card to pay your taxes:

  • Fees: Some payment processors charge a convenience fee for using a credit card. This fee is typically a percentage of the payment amount and is paid to the payment processor, not the IRS.
  • Interest: If you are unable to pay off your credit card balance in full each month, you will be charged interest on the unpaid balance. This can be expensive, especially if you have a high interest rate on your credit card.
  • Rewards: If you have a rewards credit card, you may be able to earn rewards points or cash back on your tax payment. However, keep in mind that the convenience fee and any interest charges may offset any rewards you earn.

It’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of using a credit card to pay your taxes before making a decision. If you are unable to pay your taxes in full, it may be more cost-effective to consider an installment agreement with the IRS or to seek other options for paying your taxes.

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