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What can i do about a state tax lien thats on my credit report that is not mine

Canton, MS |

i check and the ssn do not match up with mine and call all the agency's and no one will do what is right and take it off

Attorney Answers 4


  1. Probably need more facts to determine why the MS Dept of Revenue would not remove a lien and clear up a debt that is not yours. If you have already spoken with them and with the credit reporting agencies, then it may be time to hire some professional help.

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  2. If you can't get clarification from the state tax department, you may need to hire an attorney to determine what rights you have to bring an action against the state. Another route would be to dispute the lien with your credit agencies. They will contact the department and ask for proof to support the lien, If they don't get the necessary proof, they will remove it from your report. If they do get sufficient proof, then you may learn more about the basis for the lien than you currently know.

    Unfortunately, without more information, that's the best information I can provide.

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  3. If you are getting the run around he may be time to hire legal counsel to represent you and possibly take legal action if necessary.

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