Tax Lien Withdrawal

IRS Definition

A withdrawal removes the public Notice of Federal Tax Lien and assures that the IRS is not competing with other creditors for your property; however, you are still liable for the amount due.

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A lien withdrawal removes your tax lien from public record.

You can request lien withdrawal:

  • After you’ve paid your tax balance, or
  • If your balance is $25,000 or less, and you can pay it within five years or before the collection statute expires, and you pay by a direct debit installment agreement from your bank account

Lien withdrawal doesn’t remove the lien from your property. You’ll need a lien release to do that.

Learn what to do if you have an unpaid tax bill or related complications like liens.

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