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    Default How long does a tax lien stay on your credit?

    I have a family member who failed to pay a tax bill. There was a lien placed on their home. Bill was paid off immediately. Does anyone know how long that lien will remain on their credit? Will it follow them after they sell the property? TIA
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    If the lien is paid then it shouldn’t follow them. I think this might depend on the state. I would probably consult with someone who deals in tax laws though in the state they live in.


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    Do you mean on their credit report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by legaleagle View Post
    Do you mean on their credit report?
    Oops - yes, credit report / credit history.
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    Assuming this is a personal tax delinquency (eg not property tax)? Since it's not bankruptcy it should be no longer than 7 years. That may run starting at the date the court granted the lien, or the date the lien was placed if the taxing agency didn't need a court ruling. The hit to your credit score reduces with time.

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