What is a Tax Lien

A Tax Lien is a legal right the government has in your property.  If you fail to pay your income taxes a tax lien may be placed on your property.  The government can take your property and sell it to pay your taxes.

Taxing agencies are not required to file a lawsuit first.  They just need to file the lien in the court and they have a right in your property.

Federal tax liens affect your property wherever is it.  The federal tax lien may be filed in the state in which you live.  Your property in another state is still affected by the lien.  State tax liens are similar to federal tax liens