How can I find out when my tax lien expires?

First understand that your tax lien lasts for the amount of time the IRS has to collect from you – 10 years. After the 10 year statute of limitations on collections expires, the IRS is required to release the lien, and that date of release is found on the face of the tax lien itself. Here is what the lien says:

“IMPORTANT RELEASE INFORMATION:  For each assessment listed below, unless the lien is refiled by the date given in column (e), this notice shall, on the day following such date, operate as a certificate of release as defined in IRC 6325(a).”

So column (e) tells you the release date, which is 30 days after the IRS collection statute expired. If you need help understanding what’s on your tax lien or if you have any other tax question, give us a call.

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