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if the state of California issues an order to withhold unpaid taxes -
that is not a lien - that is a levy.
A tax lien is a legal claim against your property
when you neglect or fail to pay a tax debt. The lien protects the government
in all your property, including real estate, personal
property and financial assets
A lien is not a levy.
A levy actually takes the property to pay the tax debt. If you don’t pay or make arrangements to settle your tax debt, the state can levy, seize and sell any type of real or personal property that you own or have an interest in.
The state tax debt may be collected without the judgment.
Based on your information - the state levies your wages.
The state may levy your wages, bank accounts, Social Security benefits
, and retirement income
. The state also may seize any of your property for the purpose of selling the property to satisfy a tax debt including your car, boat, or real estate. In addition, any future federal tax
refunds or state income tax refunds that you are owed, may be applied to your tax liability
The levy is reported on your credit
Let me know if you need any help.