A first hand IRS tax lien story of success, how to remove a tax lien off your credit report.
Want to completely remove an IRS tax lien of your Credit Report? check out this interview with the new Credit Guy Michael!
I had Michael contact me while he was going through the process of getting an IRS tax Lien removed from his credit report. When he finished I begged him to tell his story to help inspire others to take advantage of this unique opportunity. watch the video to hear the interview.
The number for Centralized Lien Processing department is: 800-913-6050 this is where he was able to obtain his serial number, date filed and where it was filed. His was for self-employed, but I believe it is the same information for all.
This is a note from Michael during the process.
Thought I would give you a little background on what happened. After hearing that the IRS would remove a tax lien and finding your video, I decided to just do it. As I did not have the lien number I was not too keen on going downtown Chicago to wait in line and find it, so I jumped on the phone. It took a couple of phone calls to get the number I needed. The guy at the lien department was great. As mine paid off a few years ago, he had to go look it up in Nexus but found it. I can’t stress enough to everyone to be super kind, friendly and thankful. I felt he went out of his way to go look it up on the other system as he was away from the phone for quite a while. I was also given recommendations on how to write the request for removal to get it processed quickly. Here are some pointers;
1: Type it, Acrobat allows fill-in on computer so it is easy to read.
2: Make it short and to the point.
3: Do not attach anything extra. i.e., no copies of other notices are needed.
4: It is very important to reference the Fresh Start Program. Without that reference it may not get approved.
5: No guarantee that they will report to credit agencies as it depends on the person processing it but you should explicitly ask and must include the addresses.
This is what Michael wrote:
“As per the Fresh Start Program (IR-2011-20) I am requesting this lien to be withdrawn. Once reviewed and approved, please forward information of the withdrawal and deletion from my personal credit file to the following credit reporting agencies:
1) TransUnion, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19022-2000
2) Equifax Information Services, P.O. Box 740256, Atlanta, GA 30374
3) Experian, P.O. Box 9556, Allen, TX 75013”
This is another note from Michael at the end of the process.
Just a quick follow up that I wanted to share with you. Today is exactly 31 days since I first mailed in the request to the IRS and it has now been removed off all 3 credit reports. I won’t see the credit score impact until April 11 when I can refresh my credit report.
But something I found interesting, the recorder of Deeds in my county shows and will continue to show the file, release and withdrawal on record. I was thinking it would remove it from the deeds records but I guess not. So this will always be part of the public record but not on the credit report.