When it comes to tax collections state policymakers are constantly faced with hard choices about what’s fair and effective for collecting taxes from fellow citizens. These tough decisions become complicated when you’re talking about collecting overdue tax bills. One “interesting” measure our legislature has deemed appropriate for getting the attention of Louisiana taxpayers who owe back taxes is the suspension of driver’s licenses.
You’re recently divorced and finally getting your life back together — ready to move out of the apartment you’ve been living in with your kids into a home with a yard. After touring dozens of homes with your Realtor, you finally find the perfect home. The Realtor perfects the purchase agreement and the loan application is submitted to the mortgage company. But, then the “elephant” emerges. When the mortgage company pulls your credit report, you discover for the first time that the IRS filed a notice of federal tax lien three years ago in your ex-husband’s name.
Here at Bryson Law Firm, LLC, we frequently receive calls from individuals who are trying to purchase a home or sell their current home, but are prevented from being able to due to an IRS tax lien filed in the public records and/or with the credit bureaus. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain to anyone in this situation some of the options available to you.