I am thinking about selling my Oklahoma City home soon, and I really don’t need the complication of a tax lien on my property. If I owe back taxes, is there anything that I can do to avoid a tax lien on my property?

A tax lien may be more than a complication if you are considering selling your property. A tax lien may make your property very difficult, if not impossible, to sell. Additionally, even if you weren’t in the market to sell your property, a tax lien could create credit problems and other frustrations for you. Thus, it is important to do what you can to avoid a tax lien being put on your Oklahoma property.

It is important to remember that the IRS wants one thing from you—money. The government wants to collect the back taxes, interest, and penalties that you owe, and they want to do it as efficiently as possible. If the IRS can collect the money that you owe without initiating a lien on your property, then it likely will.

You should receive notices from the IRS prior to a lien being taken on your property. The first notice(s) will inform you of your tax debt and your options for paying that debt in one lump sum or over multiple payments. This is the time to contact an Oklahoma City tax attorney. This is the time to investigate all of your options before a lien is taken on your property.

If you owe $10,000 or more in federal taxes, we encourage you to learn more about your rights and about avoiding a property lien by calling an experienced Oklahoma City tax lawyer today at 800-721-7054 and by reading our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.