If you owe the IRS we have a couple options:

  •  Using a credit card—this is a viable option especially if you want the miles. But, the main issue to consider is that the IRS will not incur any expenses for you using your card. You are required to pay any service fees associated with the use of a credit card.
  • You can use your card for a balance due to the IRS, Extension Payments or Estimated Payments. You can also pay your state taxes and some localities.
  • Payment Plans—the IRS is one of the easiest creditors to pacify. They will usually give you up to 24 months to pay, and their interest rate is better than most credit cards out there. You can go right to the IRS website and arrange payments online at  http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=149373,00.html