Can I file for bankruptcy if I haven't paid taxes for the last few years?

You can file bankruptcy even if you haven’t paid taxes for the last few years. Any tax debt owed to the IRS can be included in a bankruptcy depending on how old it is. You can pay it through a bankruptcy plan, or if it is old enough and meets other requirements, you could discharge it in bankruptcy. In order to file bankruptcy, you do have to have all of your tax returns filed.