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Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. I hope you are doing well today. I'm sorry, but I believe I have some news that you do not want to hear. In North Carolina, a tax lien is valid until the tax debt associated with it is paid in full. That means that a tax lien in North Carolina does not expire.
You can read about that, HERE
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You should be aware that your question, as with most tax questions, can never really be answered completely...addressing all the permutations; that is because of the many assumptions that have to be made I have done my best to determine what I think you are asking and answering it in the most direct and understandable manner possible. If, however, after reviewing the questions, you have any uncertainties or further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.