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Any how, the ultimate outcome of the whole thing, was we went through a bankruptcy. And, yes, the three tax years went away. And, yes, the IRS has received no more money on those tax years.

I thought that declaring bankruptcy did not relieve you of your tax obligations; I always thought that it was so hypocritical of those laws that they would allow people to escape their obligations to others but not to the government. Was I wrong about this all along, or is this the result of some recent change in bankruptcy laws?
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