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The IRS Federal Tax Lien is discharged from the particular property sold at the same time.....so your purchase price removes that lien.
However, any other liens or encumbrances that are recorded prior to the IRS Tax Lien remain a lien on the property and must be dealt with by the purchaser at an Internal Revenue Service seized property sale. The encumbrances that are recorded after the IRS Federal Tax Lien are discharged from the property upon the issuance of a certificate of sale or, in the case of real property, a deed to the property. (source: https://www.treasury.gov/auctions/irs/faq.shtml).
Thus, you need to have a local lawyer check the title to the property and see if there are other liens against the land that would encumber the property after purchasing it from the IRS sale.
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