Tax Lien


Tax Lien
A claim imposed by the federal government to liquidate a person's property until the tax and debt owed is fully paid.

Tax liens can be purchased from the government in the form of an investment.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

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  • tax lien notice — An IRS announcement of a tax debt recorded at a government record s office in the county where the debtor resides or the business is located. Category: Back Taxes & Tax Debt Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting,… …   Law dictionary

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  • Tax Lien Foreclosure — The sale of a property resulting from the property owner s failure to pay tax liabilities. A tax lien foreclosure occurs when the property owner has not paid the required taxes, including property taxes and federal and state income taxes. A… …   Investment dictionary

  • Tax Lien Certificate — A certificate of claim against property that has a lien placed upon it as a result of unpaid property taxes. Available in many states, this certificate allows the owner to collect unpaid taxes in addition to a set level of interest. These… …   Investment dictionary


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