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How do I remove a federal tax lien. I no longer own the property. Transferred to spouse in divorce
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 11 months ago
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You can qualify to request your lien be withdrawn, if:

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Simply transferring ownership does not remove the lien if you still have tax debt.

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If this is the ex's tax debt, then:

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Apply to Have The Lien Withdrawn

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If you believe you qualify, fill out IRS Form 12277, Application for Withdrawal. It’s a fairly simple one-page form, with one page of instructions. Complete it and send it to the IRS per their instructions. If the IRS approves your request, it says it “will file Form 10916(c), Withdrawal of Filed Notice of Federal Tax Lien, in the recording office where the original NFTL was filed and provide you a copy of the document for your records.”

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here's the form:

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https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f12277.pdf

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(This means you will have a written record that the lien has been withdrawn. You can ask the IRS to then notify the credit reporting agencies of the withdrawal, or you can supply that notice to them yourself.)

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Does the IRS ever negotiate a smaller amount on a tax lien
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 11 months ago

If you can show an inability to pay/financial hardship.

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