If the IRS has placed a federal tax lien on your home or property, you can ask for the lien to be removed if you feel you have fixed the issue that resulted in the lien being placed. IRS notice 1450 provides instructions on how to request a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien.
What Is IRS Notice 1450?
IRS notice 1450 lists the steps to get a federal tax lien released. First, it tells you how to request a payoff of your overdue tax balance, which, once paid, allows you to get the lien removed.
Next, IRS 1450 explains how to get a copy of your Certificate of Release, the document showing that the tax lien has been removed.
Finally, IRS notice 1450 instructs you on what to do if the IRS has not released the lien after 30 days from the date you paid off the tax debt.
How Do I Request My Federal Tax Lien Payoff Amount?
According to IRS notice 1450, you can request your federal tax lien payoff amount by contacting the IRS office where your account is assigned, visiting the “view your account” page on the IRS website, or contacting the Centralized Lien Operation Department at the IRS.
What Are My Tax Debt Payment Options?
You have several options for paying your tax debt to get a tax lien released. You can pay with an electronic funds transfer from your bank account, by using a debit or credit card, or through the mail via check.
If you cannot pay the entire tax debt at once, you can set up monthly installment payments, which can be made in several ways, including direct debit from your bank account, credit or debit card, payroll deduction or in person at a retail partner.
In financial hardship cases, the IRS may agree to accept an Offer in Compromise to settle your tax debt for less than the total tax amount you owe. Take a look to see what IRS Fresh Start Program tax debt relief you may be eligible for.
How Soon After My Tax Debt Is Fully Paid Will the IRS Release My Federal Tax Lien?
The IRS should release your tax lien within 30 days of your tax debt being paid in full. If the lien still appears active after 30 days have passed, IRS notice 1450 provides detailed instructions on how to contact the IRS and request a Certificate of Release showing that the federal tax lien has been removed.
What Are My Options if I Need a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien Immediately?
If you need your Certificate of Release right away, you should contact your local IRS office. You can find the office closest to you by visiting the “local contacts” section of the IRS website. They will set up a time to meet with you and verify that your tax debt has been paid and your lien should be released.
Make sure you bring to the appointment every piece of documentation you have showing that you have paid your tax debt in full.
If you still have a tax balance due at the time of your meeting, IRS notice 1450 explains that you must pay the remaining tax debt with “guaranteed funds” in order for a Certificate of Release to be issued immediately. Certified checks, cashier’s checks, bank checks, and money orders are considered guaranteed funds.
How Do I Request a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien if I Satisfied My Tax Liability and the Lien Isn’t Released Within 30 Days?
If 30 days have passed since you paid off your tax debt and the IRS still hasn’t released your tax lien, IRS notice 1450 recommends that you contact the Collection Advisory Group that serves your area. Make sure to include the following information in your request:
- The request date
- Your full name and address
- Your phone number and preferred time to call
- A copy of the lien you want released
- An explanation of why the federal tax lien should be released
- Proof your tax debt has been satisfied
How Can I Check the Status of My Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien?
IRS notice 1450 explains that you can check the status of your Certificate of Release by contacting the IRS Centralized Lien Operation department by phone, mail or fax.
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