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How can i check a business for liens, tax delinquencies, judgements, and just to generally make sure they are doing things legitimately and paying their taxes etc. before purchasing this business?
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If the business is registered (LLC, Corporation, S-Corp) They also have some partnership data too - you might want to try this.

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Experian Business Services

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You can also check with the courty recorder's office to see if there are any liens

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Also, depending on the state, you may be able to (this is for tax liens) visit the Secretary of State's website for your state. Click the link for "UCC Search" or "Lien Filings." Enter the individual's name, business name or property address in the search box and press "Enter" to look up tax liens

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And while while Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are the three main sources for consumer credit, and they can help with business credit too, your best bet is to search at Dun and Bradstreet. Dun and Bradstreet is the source to go to for business credit information: Here's one of their services for monitoring the business of others

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