A short note about Bankruptcy, Tax Debt and Credit Cards. As those who read here are probably aware, certain taxes can be discharged in a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, and the general rule about credit card debt is that it is dischargeable.
But what about those tax debts that are not dischargeable. Can those debts be "converted" to dischargeable debt by paying them with the credit card?
Not in a chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
The Bankruptcy Code does not permit a debtor to discharge credit card debt that was created in order to pay the non dischargeable tax debt.
In other words, be careful before you pay any large tax debt with credit of any kind. You may be ruining your best chance in the future to rid yourself of the debt. Talk to an attorney familiar with tax debt in bankruptcy.