Can you go to jail for credit card debt?

 If you have a lot of unpaid credit card debt, you may be getting  scary phone calls from debt collectors. But can you go to jail for  credit card debt? Read on!

What Happens if You Don’t Repay Your Credit Card Debts?

The answer to the question of can you go to jail for not paying credit cards is no. However, there are other penalties for not paying your debt.

Debt collectors have several tools available to attempt to get debtors to pay, but their actions are limited by law.

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What Can Credit Card Debt Collectors Do?

In some states, you can go to jail for failing to pay child support.  This can be for a civil violation or, more rarely, for criminal contempt  of court.

Child Support

Not paying your taxes is a crime, and those who are convicted could be sentenced to prison.

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Delinquent Taxes


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