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Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
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My sister has a tax lien from the IRS on Her house, My

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My sister has a tax lien from the IRS on Her house, My Father has his house in a trust for me and my sister if he dies will the IRS put a lien on the house in trust, If the back taxes of my sister aren't paid by then.
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JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi. My name's Lane. I can help here

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I have a law degree, (Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986.

Please bear with me for a moment, while I prepare your response.

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

It's possible ... IRS can only attach any assets actually owned by her.

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So if she is sill alive and the house is retitled to her (or to her and anyone else, jointly) then at THAT point they could legally put a lien on the property

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

If the house STAYS in trust, they cannot attach. But once she is on the title (and the tax debt is still owed) it IS a possibility

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

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If this has helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit").

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Thanks!

Lane