A: Unfortunately, income taxes need to be at least 3 years old before they become dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, your tax debt will be considered a priority claim, so any assets liquidated in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will go to pay the taxes ahead of most other creditors. If you file a Chapter 13 case, you will need to pay these taxes through the Chapter 13 plan.
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