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How Do You Remove a Lien Against Your Property? Part II

How Do You Remove a Lien Against Your Property? Part II

The IRS suggests four methods to remove a lien against your property: Pay in full, Discharge of property, subordination, and withdrawal.

A. Pay in full option:

(1) When your tax debt is paid in full, the IRS will release your lein within 30 days (IRC 6325(a). The IRS will issue a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien for filing in the same location where the notice of lien was filed. If we have not released the lien within 30 days, you can ask for a certificate of release.

(2) Requesting a Copy of the Certificate: If it has been more than 30 days since you satisfied your tax liability and you have not received a copy of the Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien, you may call the Centralized Lien Operation to check the status of the certificate.

Telephone Number: 800-913-6050

Outside the United States: 859-669-4811

Fax number: 855-390-3528

If you prefer to write, your request should be mailed or faxed to the following address:

Internal Revenue Service

Centralized Lien Operation

P.O. Box 145595, Stop 8420G

Cincinnati, OH 45250-5595

The copy of the certificate you receive will not show the official recording information. For a copy of the recorded certificate, you must contact the recording office where the Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien was filed.

Next week – How to request a Certificate of Release?

(IRS.gov) (TTT 12/11/18)