I received the following email last night from a Twitter follower, @johnulzheimer.
“Hi John, Today I was notified by my credit monitoring service that the credit bureaus picked up a county-recorded State Tax Lien placed on me in 2/13. I had an outstanding $1,750 for 2012. I had no idea it was still outstanding. I had moved residences last December and received no notification via mail or via phone.
The only reason I even knew about the Lien/Levy was because in 2/13, my bank account was emptied. When I called to report what I thought was fraud, they informed me that the state took it. I called the state immediately and paid them the outstanding owed tax the next day. The lien was immediately released (emphasis added because it’s important), and I was told “nothing was being reported to the credit bureaus.” I thought the whole matter was closed. read more »