The hearing you missed was held by and with Appraisal's Office. Tel:(###) ###-####
The lawsuit you are facing is brought forth by the attorney of the County tax collection department. Contact the attorney who notified you of the lawsuit first to find out what the lawsuit is about. Do not miss any court dates and appear in court. That is where you can continue the fight and continue to appeal. Once it is a court order, you cannot reverse if you miss the court appearance. Consult with an attorney locally who usually deal with the matter there.
In the meantime, call the appraisal's office again to see whether any remedies you can still have.
A county representative cannot make false statement to us. So, you can also contact the County Tax Collector's office, simply ask again whether there is any way for you to prevent the County to attaching your personal property to the debt. In general, the County will continue to collect using all methods they can and have power. You may want to inquire about installment payment plan possibility.
Most business contacts and dealings of LLCs require the owners and members personal guarantee. In general, therefore, LLC does not protect owner's liability in debt. Your county has its way to collect for business personal property. Closing the business itself does not void the tax. Collection has many method.
Your basic and most important issue that it is in Court now. That is where your battle is. You have to fight there. That is where the County is trying get a judgment against you personally. If you want to avoid anything, that is where you need to go to fight them. Consult with a local attorney in the meantime.
Fiona Chen, MPA, Ph.D., CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP