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Illinois Tollway Authority – Are Tolls, Penalties & Fines Dischargable In Bankruptcy?

Can all or a portion of your Illinois Tollway Authority bill be discharged in bankruptcy?  Yes and No.

In Illinois, when you file for bankruptcy, the tollway authority is usually listed in Schedule E as a priority debt.  The reason behind this is that in a Chapter 7, fines and penalties are non-dischargeable pursuant to Sec. 523(a)(3).  If the debts under a Chapter 7 bankruptcy are discharged, it is the Tollway’s practice to discharge the underlying tolls, Cite: Illinois Tollway Authority, June 18, 2012.

 

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