Credit card to pay tax bill

Hi, does anyone know if I pay my tax bill with a newly opened 0% credit card, after I have paid the transaction fee of 1.5% will I then get charged on my card as if it's a cash withdrawal or will the 0% interest stand? Thanks

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  • Aquamania
    Aquamania Posts: 2,112 Forumite
    Klwjaew wrote: »
    Hi, does anyone know if I pay my tax bill with a newly opened 0% credit card, after I have paid the transaction fee of 1.5% will I then get charged on my card as if it's a cash withdrawal or will the 0% interest stand? Thanks

    What's the 1.5% transaction charge?

    If you mean the surcharge HMRC apply for paying your tax or related charges by credit card, I think it is only 1.4% :)

    The credit card company should treat the transaction like an online purchase.
  • pjread
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    I'm assuming it'd show as a purchase, but be good to hear confirmation from someone who's done it? I've paid mine already but may well want to stick it on a 0% card next year.
  • CKhalvashi
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    When I've paid mine with a personal CC (not interest free, for the airmiles), it's shown as a purchase.

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  • DesG
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    I paid using a 0% purchases card, and it was treated as a purchase.
  • St8_2
    St8_2 Posts: 154 Forumite
    I can also confirm it's a purchase. I've been paying tax with a credit card for a few of years, taking advantage of the 0% deals. It's nice to spread the tax over the year instead of needing to lose a large lump from savings.
  • gwapenut
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    Yes, it's a purchase and it also qualifies for cashback. I was lucky enough for it to coincide with my 4% double cashback month on my (now defunct) High5 Barclaycard, so the handling fee was more than covered.

    Amex not accepted.
  • gwapenut
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    You can pay it with credit card but only do that if its the last option

    I disagree, they should do it as a first option if the interest free period they describe is more than a year and you do not have > £10k-£15k savings.

    For a fee of 1.5%, you should be able to earn more interest than that (especially in a NISA from July) and may even have a profitable re-stooze in a year's time.
  • You can pay it with credit card but only do that if its the last option
    Care to explain the thinking behind that?
    Are you for real? - Glass Half Empty??
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