When you owe taxes, the IRS may file a federal tax lien to protect its claim against your property. The IRS lien is a public document that is filed with the county recorder’s office to put other creditors on notice that the IRS has a lien on the business’s property. A filing of a Federal Tax Lien will show on your credit and will reduce your credit score and impact your ability to obtain credit.
Resolving an IRS Tax Lien
- Subordination. If you need to obtain credit to purchase a care, home or for some other reason, we can help you file a lien subordination request. A subordination request is where we ask the IRS to take a lien position behind the creditor that is supplying the necessary credit.
- Withdrawal. If the existence of the IRS tax lien is going to make it impossible for you to generate income, we can help you file a lien withdrawal request with the IRS. A withdrawal of an IRS lien means that the lien is released in full and is removed from your credit. If you have paid your taxes in full and your credit is still showing an IRS tax lien, we can help you apply to have that lien withdrawn under the IRS’s Fresh Start Program.
- Discharge. If the lien is preventing the transfer or sale of your property, we can help you file a lien discharge request. A lien discharge is where the IRS agrees to release its lien on a specific piece of property. An IRS lien discharge requires that the IRS either receive the equity that the IRS has in that piece of property or that the IRS has no equity in that piece of property.
We can help you determine which process is best for you in dealing with a federal tax lien and we will work with the IRS to resolve your tax lien.