I focus my practice on tax resolution, representing taxpayers in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, California and elsewhere. An IRS tax lien is a serious tool used by the IRS to secure payment of back taxes owed. Whenever someone fails to pay federal income taxes, the IRS will place a tax lien against the person’s property, including their personal and real estate assets.

The purpose behind the tax lien is to secure the right of the IRS to collect the taxes owed. This means that the IRS has the right to collect the amount owed even after the taxpayer has sold their property by having the money paid directly to the IRS. A lien will remain in place until the full amount is paid, even after the taxpayer has sold the property.

When faced with a tax lien, you should consult with a reputable tax professional to discuss your options. In some cases, an installment agreement may be possible to pay the amount due in smaller increments. Your tax professional can also help you negotiate with the IRS to try to settle the debt for less than the amount owed.

tax lien is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. It’s important to understand the consequences of a tax lien and to always pay taxes promptly and in full. If you do find yourself in a situation where a tax lien has been placed on your property, it’s important to take steps to rectify the issue quickly.