Hello and thank you for using Just AnswerIf you settle the tax debt and you have no question as to the validity of the tax owed, the lien will not be removed by the state from your credit report. As the Ohio department of revenue puts it "The Department of Taxation does not forward information to, nor receive information from the credit bureau". The state will not request that the lien be removed even after it is marked paid. If the amount is paid in full you then, as the consumer can request that the paid lien be removed from your report. The state will not assist in having the report altered. If you do wan tto speak with anyone about the lien you would need to contact the Attorney General's office. For business taxes call 1-888-246-0488, for individual taxes call 1-888-301-8885. You can use a tax attorney to negotiate the settlement or Offer in Copromise with the state. That really would depend on how much you wanted to pay to an attorney to complete the paperwork for you. Although law was passed to require credit bureaus to remove the federal tax lien when presented with evidence the lien was paid I have to say I found no such remedy for state tax liens. Some states will actually contact the credit bureaus especially i fthe lien was filed in error but Ohio does not and will not do that.