Avoiding Or Getting Rid Of Tax Liens And Distraint Warrants

Tax liens on property you own can hurt you in multiple ways. If the lien is against real estate, it may keep you from selling the property or using it as collateral for a loan. Problems also arise with liens against bank accounts or against your wages.

At Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C., in Vancouver, Washington, our attorneys can help you try to avoid a tax lien in the first place or get rid of it once it has been imposed. Give us a call today to arrange a free consultation about your specific situation.

What Can You Do To Avoid Or Clear Up A Lien?

A tax lien does not actually take your property; under federal tax law, it is a tax levy that does that. But a lien paves the way for the taking to happen, so that the government can collect on your unpaid taxes.

Keep in mind, however, that a federal tax lien cannot be imposed unless the IRS follows strict procedural requirements. These requirements include sending a notice of federal tax lien (NFTL). As a taxpayer, you have certain rights of appeal and collections due process before this can happen.

Even if a lien has already been imposed, there are steps you can take to get it removed. One of those is to make an arrangement with the revenue agency to resolve your tax debt. There are also procedures in place for the discharge, removal or subordination of tax liens.

Take Action To Address Your Tax Lien Issue

To arrange a confidential consultation with a skilled tax lawyer at our firm, call 360-450-0993 or 866-678-1372. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form.