If you have recently discovered that there is a state tax warrant or a tax lien against you, you are most certainly not alone. Similarly, if you have recently received a tax bill or notice, you are in good company.
As we typically suggest for everybody, you should be checking your credit report at least once a year. If you find a tax judgment or lien appearing on your credit report, you should investigate it immediately. Often times a tax lien or judgment will appear on your credit report under the section entitled Public Records, and the creditor will appear to be the state.
It can be difficult to navigate your state's department of taxation and finance, but luckily, The Langel Firm is here to help. New York State's Department of Taxation and Finance is not the same as many of the other private creditors we deal with; the standards under which the state can hold you liable for debts are different. You should understand that fighting the state is a tougher battle than fighting, for example, a debt buyer.
The procedures for disputing a tax lien or judgment are different and more complicated than the typical disputes against private creditors. Settlement options are not as readily available and payment plans that extend over time are even less likely.
But all is not lost. If you are having issues with tax liens, judgments, notices, or warrants, contact The Langel Firm today for a free consultation.
Please note: If you encounter a tax judgment or tax lien resulting from the federal Internal Revenue Service, you should consult a tax professional right away.