Q) I was calling for Deann who I worked with last summer in paying off my taxes. They were paid in full and liens were suppose to have been removed at that time. I went to the Recorder of Deeds and was told at the time the IRS sent the paperwork with the wrong numbers. Deann was suppose to have taken care of this or she had notified the appropriate office to do so. My bank, who did my loan to pay off the taxes, checked today and the liens are still listed. This needs to be taken care of ASAP for the bank. Who do I contact to get this done?
A) Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble getting the tax liens removed. Here are the people you can contact to get this done:
- Deann: If you still have Deann’s contact information, you can try contacting her first. She may be able to help you get the liens removed.
- IRS: The IRS is the agency that originally filed the tax liens, so they are the ones who can remove them. You can contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-1040 or by mail at: Internal Revenue Service Customer Service PO Box 96032 Atlanta, GA 30348
- Taxpayer Advocate Service: The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that can help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS. You can contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service by phone at 877-777-4778 or by mail at: Taxpayer Advocate Service PO Box 19239 Ogden, UT 84409-0239
- Recorder of Deeds: The Recorder of Deeds is the office that keeps records of property ownership and liens in your county. You can contact the Recorder of Deeds to see if they have any information about the tax liens that were filed against your property.
Once you have contacted these agencies, they will be able to tell you what steps you need to take to get the tax liens removed. It may take some time to get this resolved, but it is important to follow through so that your bank can release the loan.
Here are some additional tips for getting the tax liens removed:
- Be persistent. It may take some time and effort to get this resolved, but don’t give up.
- Be organized. Keep track of all of your paperwork and correspondence.
- Be patient. It may take some time for the agencies to process your request.
I hope this helps!