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MsJoeCool wrote:
<<I saw this on the news this morning. As I understand it you may use your credit card if filing electronically. The fee charged is based on the amount of taxes owed. Visa is holding out for a flat fee.>>

Discover is the only card you can use for the direct online method, as Discover doesn't charge a merchant fee (which is why Sam's Club and CostCo and ilk allow it). For the other cards, you're paying a preparation place to do the filing, and they just kick the merchant fee (generally 2-3%) back to you.

The IRS is not allowed, by law, to pay the fee for you.

<<I thought the same thing as PSU: that the government is encouraging debt.>>

No more than home equity interest deductability and 3% down FHA loans.

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