Can a taxpayer demand that the IRS release a Notice of Federal Tax Lien?

Posted on June 28, 2012

Can a taxpayer demand that the IRS release a Notice of Federal Tax Lien? The answer is maybe. In a recent Tax Court case, a disabled teacher had an unpaid tax liability. The IRS agreed to deem him currently not collectible, meaning that the IRS will not take any overt steps to collect money from the teacher. However, and in order to protect its interests, the IRS subsequently filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien. The teacher appealed this decision, correctly believing that the tax lien would harm his credit and would impair his ability to borrow. The teacher also stated his belief that the Federal Tax Lien would financially hurt him to the point where he may require public assistance. The Tax Court reviewed the facts and the law and determined that the IRS was correct in filing a Notice of Federal Tax Lien in this case. Although the Court was sympathetic to the disabled teacher, it stated that he did not provide any factors that would have allowed the Court to order the IRS to withdraw the Notice of Federal Tax Lien. Has the IRS filed a Federal Tax Lien against you? Call us, we can help. Call 877-4-IRS-LAW

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