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Discharging a Federal Tax Lien

IRS Collections has certain tools at its disposal when it wants a person to pay up. One of the most common of these tools is the Lien, and corresponding Notice of Federal Tax Lien. Typically, a Lien is put into effect when the IRS has been repeatedly unable to collect a debt from a taxpayer, and when they decide that some "motivation" is required to get the person to pay up. Furthermore, the IRS has the authority to implement these methods without prior warning, and so the taxpayer is often taken completely by surprise.

A Lien essentially gives the government a legal claim to the taxpayer's property as security for a tax debt, preventing the owner from being able to sell those assets without authorization or release by the IRS.

Releasing a Lien generally requires coming to some kind of repayment agreement with the IRS; for instance, if a taxpayer decides to file an Offer in Compromise, then the IRS may discharge the Lien while the taxpayer prepares and submits that Offer. However, the IRS won't release a Tax Lien simply because you ask them to, and most of the time professional assistance is required to argue on the taxpayer's behalf and prove that he or she is serious about settling the debt.

If you have received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, then it means the IRS has become aware of your debt, and you cannot afford to put it off any longer. National Tax Relief has 15 years of experience in lifting Tax Liens and helping taxpayers resolve their debts for less - call us today and we will take immediate action to stop IRS collections. In an emergency situation, we may even be able to have the Lien released within 48 hours. 

Lien Subordination

Lien Subordination enables a taxpayer to secure financing for the purpose of making a payment towards their federal tax liability. A Federal Tax Lien gives the government a secured interest in any property that is subject to the Lien. Because of this secured interest, potential lenders are not willing to loan money to a taxpayer with a Tax Lien unless they can obtain a security interest superior to that of the IRS Lien. By subordinating the Lien, the IRS allows a lender to take a superior interest ahead of any IRS claims on value of the property. In return, the IRS will require that it receive ALL proceeds in excess of sales costs and amounts due to Lien holders who are senior to the Service (your mortgage holder, etc...), up to the amount of taxes owed. While there is no specific IRS Form for Subordination or discharge of a Federal Tax Lien, the process is very specific. As long as the IRS is receiving the full proceeds (other than closing costs) from the sale or refinance of a property, the Service will generally grant a Subordination.

This procedure, though it is quite common, is sometimes difficult to achieve without help from a professional. The first thing that needs to be done is finding a lender to finance your loan. Once you have financing lined up, we will need to supply the IRS with some necessary information on your property and pending loan. Once this information is supplied to the correct department within the IRS, your subordination will be granted. The normal processing time for subordination may be as long as 30 to 60 days. However, when there is danger of losing the loan, the IRS may expedite the certificate at our request.


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