• How I earned 75,000 points - worth $750 in travel - by paying my taxes with a credit card

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    To pay my taxes, I looked for a travel credit card with a big welcome bonus and valuable perks.
    I knew I wanted a business credit card so that I could separate my personal and business finances.
    Using a credit card to pay your taxes is an easy way to hit high minimum spending requirements.
    Read Insider's guide to the best rewards credit cards .
    Last year, when my tax bill ended up in the thousands , I decided to make the most of it by paying with a rewards credit card .
    While you do have to pay a credit card processing fee that's just under 2%, I figured that if I...
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  • Missing a tax deadline cost my small business $600 and convinced me to finally hire a CPA

    Missing a tax deadline cost my small business $600 and convinced me to finally hire a CPA

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Tax season is easily my least favorite time of the year. I'm in my mid-20s, so I'm fairly new to filing my taxes. But it is a process that I have come to dread.
    Personally, the idea of messing up a tax form has always been the stuff of nightmares for me. So when I missed a deadline on my tax filing last year, my discomfort with tax time was pushed to the next level.
    Different deadlines for different filings
    When I filed my taxes for the first time, I was a fresh college graduate. I had just started my first "real" job, and my W-2 income was fairly simple to deal with...
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