Hello again PT Beth,
Normally the only time that the IRS places a lien on a home or other property you own, is if you showed to attempt at cooperating with them in getting your taxes paid. Even if yu owe taxes which you cannot afford to pay all at one time, as long as you set up a payment plan with the IRS to pay off what you owe, then as long as you stay current on those payments, they will not place a lien on your home.
Even when a lien is placed on your home, the IRS generally does not actually "seize" your home from underneath you and sell it in order to get their tax money. They simply let the lien stay in place until such time as the property is sold and they would receive their money out of the sales proceeds, if you still owed them taxes at that time.
It is impossible to know for sure whether or not the IRS has placed a lien on your property. If they intially contacted you last September regarding this matter and did not receive any responses at that time, then it is possible that liens were filed. But if you are now working with them to bring your account up to date, once that is complete that lien would be released. In the meantime, you should not be concerned about actually losing your home over this.
I would suggest calling the IRS to see if they can give you this information in a timely manner. Otherwise contact the TAS as I suggested earlier, as they can likely tell you in a more timely fashion whether or not a lien was placed on your property.
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