State Tax Liens
State tax liens are very similar to federal tax liens. The government can place a tax lien for unpaid taxes to the state. Federal tax liens and state tax liens are filed with the Public Recorder's office and become public information to all current and future credits, notifying them of any unpaid state and federal tax debts.
Once a taxpayer has unpaid tax debt with the state, the state has the legal authority to pursue collection action by means of wage garnishments,bank levies and filing of tax liens. State tax liens make it difficult for the taxpayer to purchase or sell any assets, such as homes, as the liens have a negative effect on the taxpayer's credit score.
Each state has its own set of tax laws, tax codes and collection procedures in place to allow the taxpayer to deal with their delinquent state tax debt. Unlike Internal Revenue Service debts, state tax liens do not have a collection statute expiration date and vary for each state.At Lifeback Tax, our qualified tax professionals deal with all 50 states throughout the United States. We are aware of each states' collection guidelines and can properly represent you in front of the state.