I discovered 2 IRS tax liens listed on my credit report. After seeing this, I contacted the IRS and got these debts into Currently Not Collectible status. However, the liens still remain on my credit report. I know what CNC status entails, but I'm wondering if I can now ask the IRS to remove the lien.
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If the liens were released, the IRS would lose priority to other lienholders, so I doubt they would be interested in releasing their liens. The currently not collectible status is temporary--you will still be expected to pay when you are in a better financial situation.
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Currently Not Collectible is a temporary status. That means the IRS will review this in 2 years. Therefore, it would not be in your best interest to ask for the lien to be removed. Frankly, you should discuss the specifics with a tax attorney.
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