During the tax returns of 2015 and 2016 I tried to pay for the return with my credit card which was declined back then. So I chose to pay for the return with a deductible from my return itself. This costs additional $25 because it gets processed by the Republic Bank.
I tried to pay for my tax return again this year, and magically the card was declined again. I contacted the bank this time, and they informed me that there are no holds on my account, and what was happening was caused by TaxAct. They were submitting the charge, and immediately rolling it back. I actually saw the three charges and three charge reversal in the pending section.
Is there a chance that TaxAct is maliciously "faking" out credit card declines in order to "help" Republic Bank with the "fees"? Has anyone had similar experience before?