Withdrawing Liens

by Peymon of Freedom Law School

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Withdrawing Liens

By law, a filed notice of tax lien can be withdrawn if:

Releasing a Lien

The IRS will issue a Release of the Notice of Federal Tax Lien:

In addition, you must pay all fees that a state or other jurisdiction charges to file and release the lien. These fees will be added to the amount you owe. Refer to Publication 1450 (PDF), Request for Release of Federal Tax Lien.

Usually 10 years after a tax is assessed, a lien releases automatically if the Service has not filed it again. If the IRS knowingly or negligently do not release a Notice of Federal Tax Lien when it should be released, you may sue the federal government, but not IRS employees, for damages.