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If you owe state back taxes which remain unpaid, your state government may file a tax lien against you, putting a claim on your real and personal property due to your outstanding tax debt. Similarly to a federal tax lien from the Internal Revenue Service, a state tax lien grants the state's tax authority the right to seize and sell off a taxpayer's property or assets in order to cover their tax liability. Depending on state policy, a state tax lien may attach to the taxpayer's house, vehicles, wages, bank accounts, and/or business assets. A state tax lien generally enters public records and may be included on credit reports, potentially impacting your credit score and your ability to obtain loans or mortgages.
Since each state's tax authority operates under a different set of rules, the procedures for state tax liens may vary greatly from state to state. Some state tax liens only claim the taxpayer's property at the time of filing, while other states might also claim any assets acquired after the tax lien takes effect. Some states establish a tax lien by publicly filing a tax warrant against a delinquent taxpayer's property, while in other states, a "statutory" lien automatically arises against taxpayers who fail to pay, and the state merely formalizes their lien by filing a public notice. For example, in California, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must notify taxpayers of their state tax lien 30 days prior to recording a public Notice of State Tax Lien, and the tax lien remains in effect for up to 10 years after the filing date. In comparison, the State of New York issues a tax warrant 21 days after notifying taxpayers of their unpaid liability, and the tax lien created by this tax warrant may be enforced for up to 20 years. Recognizing the nuances of state tax collection policies is key to addressing a state tax lien.
While many taxpayers have a greater fear of federal back taxes than state back taxes, state tax authorities tend to collect far more aggressively than the IRS. Taxpayers often do not have the same protections or leeway under a state tax lien that they would with a federal tax lien. States also may not provide the same procedures for withdrawing or otherwise dealing with a tax lien. State tax authorities are also far more likely than the IRS to foreclose a tax lien and seize the taxpayer's property. Consequently, state tax liens tend to be far riskier for taxpayers than federal tax liens.
If you are currently facing a state tax lien, we at LifeBack Tax can help defend you and your assets from the government. We can represent you before your state's tax authority, and will do our best to find the best solution for you.
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