Unpaid tax liens will remain on your credit report indefinitely, and unfortunately, cannot be removed by you. Paid or released tax liens, on the other hand, will only remain on your credit report for 7 years from the date the lien was paid – and you also have the possibility to get rid of them faster. Once you have paid your outstanding tax bill in full, or are in the process of making payments, you can contact the tax authorities and ask that they withdraw the public record of the tax lien.
Once your tax lien has been withdrawn, you can notify the credit bureaus and request that the lien be removed from your reports. You can find a set of guidelines on how to contact the credit bureaus and proceed with your credit report dispute here:https://wallethub.com/edu/credit-report-dispute/25501/.
Sorry for a short answer on a Friday night. This isn't link bait. I wrote a whole blog post on two ways to remove a lien from you credit. Bob Polk's idea is good. I have 2 other pertinent ideas you should read here. 2 Ways To Remove A Tax Lien Off Your Credit Hope this helps you out. Cheers!
WalletHub Answers is a free service that helps consumers access financial information. Information on WalletHub Answers is provided “as is” and should not be considered financial, legal or investment advice. WalletHub is not a financial advisor, law firm, “lawyer referral service,” or a substitute for a financial advisor, attorney, or law firm. You may want to hire a professional before making any decision. WalletHub does not endorse any particular contributors and cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of any information posted. The helpfulness of a financial advisor's answer is not indicative of future advisor performance.
WalletHub members have a wealth of knowledge to share, and we encourage everyone to do so while respecting our content guidelines. Please keep in mind that editorial and user-generated content on this page is not reviewed or otherwise endorsed by any financial institution. In addition, it is not a financial institution’s responsibility to ensure all posts and questions are answered.
Ad Disclosure: Certain offers that appear on this site originate from paying advertisers, and this will be noted on an offer’s details page using the designation "Sponsored", where applicable. Advertising may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). At WalletHub we try to present a wide array of offers, but our offers do not represent all financial services companies or products.