Thanks for your reply. The IRS is set up to automatically cause liens to be released within 30 days of full payment of the outstanding tax obligations. Releasing a federal tax
lien means that the lien no longer encumbers your property. Upon releasing a lien, county records will be updated to reflect that the lien has been released. If the IRS has not actually released the lien, then you can contact the IRS and will cause the lien to be removed. Unfortunately, however the fact that there was once a federal tax lien will remain on your credit report for up to ten years. So, although the credit report will show the lien satisfied, the fact that it existed will remain for the ten year period. If the IRS does not update the report to show the lien satisfied, you will have to dispute the information. Once you dispute it, the credit reporting agency is required to investigate the dispute by sending it back to the IRS for verification. If the IRS verifies that the account is being reported correctly, the negative information will stay on your credit file. If the IRS never responds to the investigation, then after about 30 days, the credit reporting agency must either delete the report from your file or report it as not being delinquent. If however they fail to do so, you will need to get a court order and then send the judge’s order to the credit agency to get it removed.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law
is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you it was removed entirely when the tax debt was paid, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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