Written by attorney Mary Elizabeth King

The IRS filed a federal tax lien against me. What does this mean?

When the IRS files a tax lien against you, this is designed to show other creditors that you owe the IRS money and that the IRS stands in first position. So, it’s important to know that after a tax lien is filed, it may be more difficult to obtain credit, whether to purchase a home or to purchase an automobile.

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