Can You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card Then File Bankruptcy?


Tax Day – April 16th – is just a couple weeks away.


You’ve been dreading it, procrastinating, and we’re all thankful that we’ve been given one extra day to file our taxes because April 15th falls on a Sunday. But now you’re in a panic to figure out how to pay your taxes. You may even be tempted to pay them with a credit card. The IRS does accept credit card payments for your taxes; however you will have to pay a 2% “convenience fee” to do so.

But now you’re wondering, if you can you pay your taxes with a credit card then file bankruptcy and discharge the debt. The short answer is “no”. Income tax is one of the types of debt that cannot be disallowed and this credit card debt will not be discharged.  Paying your taxes with a credit card, then filing bankruptcy in an attempt to have the debt discharged could be considered fraud.

If you feel that you will not be able to come up with the money to pay your taxes, you are better off setting up a payment plan. If you are facing financial difficulty and are considering filing bankruptcy, call Adams and Associates for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Tax Day – April 16th – is just a couple weeks away.


You’ve been dreading it, procrastinating, and we’re all thankful that we’ve been given one extra day to file our taxes because April 15th falls on a Sunday. But now you’re in a panic to figure out how to pay your taxes. You may even be tempted to pay them with a credit card. The IRS does accept credit card payments for your taxes; however you will have to pay a 2% “convenience fee” to do so.

But now you’re wondering, if you can you pay your taxes with a credit card then file bankruptcy and discharge the debt. The short answer is “no”. Income tax is one of the types of debt that cannot be disallowed and this credit card debt will not be discharged.  Paying your taxes with a credit card, then filing bankruptcy in an attempt to have the debt discharged could be considered fraud.

If you feel that you will not be able to come up with the money to pay your taxes, you are better off setting up a payment plan. If you are facing financial difficulty and are considering filing bankruptcy, call Adams and Associates for a free consultation to discuss your options.

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