What is IRS Tax Lien Removal?

One of the most aggressive collection methods conducted by the IRS is a tax lien. A tax lien is when the IRS puts a claim against your property or assets and is used to ensure that any money that has been made from the property or assets to be collected and applied to the taxpayers outstanding tax debt.

Now it is possible for a tax lien that has been filed to be revoked through a tax lien removal case; however, it can only be removed if it can be proven that the lien was unjustified, making it a difficult process in some cases.

Some Reasons to Pursue a Tax Lien Removal

When pursuing with a tax lien removal case, the taxpayer may apply for what’s called a Discharge of a Federal Tax Lien. Under a Discharge of a Federal Tax Lien, the IRS will grant the discharge of the lien on your property or asset if the taxpayer can prove:

  • If there was an error when filing the lien
  • If the tax debt has already been paid in full
  • If the taxpayer’s tax was wrongly assessed and was not given the opportunity to dispute the amount.
  • The taxpayer filed for bankruptcy prior to the tax lien being filed.
  • The debt can be paid faster if the lien was removed.
  • If the taxpayer is an Innocent Spouse
  • They meet the requirements for a Fresh Start Initiative.
  • The statute of limitations of collection the tax debt has passed 10 years.

Why Work With Palmer Tax Group?

If you have been issued a tax lien it’s best to act on it as soon as possible and seek help if needed. In cases like these, it may be best to work with an experienced tax relief professional as they may be more competent to resolving the issue in matter that benefits the taxpayer more than what was proposed by the IRS. Palmer Tax Group has years of experience representing taxpayers whose property or asset has had a lien filed against them. We understand the process can be stressful, which is why we work quickly to evaluate the situation and being negotiating resolutions on their behalf to avoid or save their property or assets from staying seized.


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