4. What if the Internal Revenue Service places a lien on me?
Once someone owes in excess of $10,000 and does not pay in full within 30 days of a demand notice, they can expect the IRS to routinely file a tax lien in the local courthouse. We have been successful in special circumstances in requesting the Internal Revenue Service to not file a lien if it would harm the taxpayer’s ability to earn income or to pay off a tax bill. You do not, however, have to let the lien put you in a Catch-22 situation. It is normal for us to arrange on your behalf to have a lien subordinated to your bank, or to even be discharged completely, if the IRS will be paid in full or in part upon the discharge or release of the lien. Additionally, we can help you plan to make the best in the event a lien has been filed, and to plan your affairs in advance of an expected lien.
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