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If I have a tax levy can the state try to in force a state ordered judgment before the federal levy is paid .

Nixa, MO |
Filed under: Debt Tax law

I have levy from back in 1999 and Irs levy me and have issued new levy s now I have a court order judgment dated 2006 and state wants paid first I can pay either since irs keeps it all according to u s code 6334 and the anti - injunction act is this possible to in force state before federal .

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I assume you mean an IRS lien (not levy). An IRS lien that if recorded prior to another lien, judgment, or encumbrance, has priority over any subsequent lien. Therefore, in your case, the IRS would have first priority and must be paid first.

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The first recorded lien will be paid first which, in your case, sounds like the IRS.

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