What is a tax lien?

A tax lien is the IRS' claim to your property, so should you ever try to sell your house, for example, they can obtain any equity you have in it. The IRS routinely enforces liens when people owe back taxes, and sometimes, they file liens on top of liens. Due to a new law that was passed, the IRS' threshold amount to file a lien has increased.
Travis Watkins
Senior Tax Attorney