Your back taxes, interest and penalties can be cleared by filing bankruptcy. If you qualify, bankruptcy can be the best solution to resolve your tax issues.
Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies to clear their tax debt in bankruptcy. Certain rules have to be met first. If you file bankruptcy and do not meet the rules, the IRS will still in pursuit of you after your bankruptcy is over. Proper pre-bankruptcy planning is key to determining if bankruptcy is or can be a viable solution.