Few people know that you can totally eliminate your taxes if you are declared a bankrupt. The fact is that you can discharge your taxes through bankruptcy, provided you adhere to a set of strict rules. Your bankruptcy lawyer can give you further details on these rules and to the credit of the IRS, it isn't a complicated list to remember. If you have a tax burden you want to get relief from, consider filing for bankruptcy. Despite the stigma attached to it, bankruptcy is a legitimate means for getting out of crippling tax debt.