Contrary to popular belief, a taxpayer may discharge income taxes in bankruptcy as long as the bankruptcy is not filed too soon after the tax return is filed.  As a general rule, you can discharge income taxes that become due more than 3 years before filing bankruptcy, as long as it has been at least

  1. Tax Returns.     2 years of tax returns.  If you have lost your returns, complete IRS form 4506.  You can obtain that form on the IRS webiste at  If you have not prepared your tax returns, do so now.  The bankruptcy case will automatically be dismissed if you fail to file the returns within 30