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Federal Tax Lien Collection Actions in Detail (Part VI)

Federal Tax Lien Collection Actions in Detail (Part VI)

How to apply for a “discharge” of a Federal Tax Lien from property?

A “discharge” removes specific property from the federal tax lien. There are several circumstances under which a discharge may be granted. For example, the IRS may issue a Certificate of Discharge if you’re selling property and the government receives its interest through the sale. For more information on whether you qualify for a discharge, see Publication 783, Instructions on How to Apply for a Certificate of Discharge of Property from Federal Tax Lien. To watch an instructional video about Publication 783, visit www.irsvideos.gov/Individual/ IRSLiens.

Next week: How to make the Federal Tax Lien secondary to other creditors (“subordination”)

(IRS Publication 594 and IRS.gov) (TTT 03/10/2020)