Firm Logo
856.888.9059

New Jersey Tax Lien Defense Attorney

Trusted Lawyer For Federal Tax Liens Successfully Negotiates Cases For Clients In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, And Throughout South Jersey

Most Americans are not happy to receive mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unless it is in the form of a rebate check. And when a Notice of Federal Tax Lien shows up in the mailbox, many people don’t know what this alert is, how it affects them, or what to do about it. At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we get it. Tax returns are one of those things that you suffer through once a year, or that you hand over to an accountant or outside firm to deal with. But if you have received a tax lien notice from the IRS, it is important to understand what a tax lien is, why you received this notice, the impact of a tax lien, and what you can do to make it go away. Our trusted New Jersey tax lien defense attorney skillfully handles federal tax liens for clients in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and throughout South Jersey.

Accomplished Defense Attorney Understands Federal Tax Liens And How To Make Them Go Away 

If you neglect or fail to pay a tax debt, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, which will be sent to you in the mail. A Notice of Federal Tax Lien is a public document that seeks to notify creditors that the federal government has a legal right to your property. Keep in mind that this action does not happen suddenly or without warning. 

First, the IRS assesses your tax liability and puts that outstanding balance on the books. Then the IRS sends a bill that outlines the amount of tax that you owe, known as a Notice and Demand for Payment. If you neglect the bill or refuse to fully pay the tax debt on or before it is due, then the IRS files this public document — the Notice of Federal Tax Lien — to secure payment of the tax you owe and to alert creditors that the government has a legal right to your property.

A federal tax lien impacts you in several different ways including — but not limited to — the following:

  • Assets: a federal tax lien attaches to all of your assets, including your property, your home, your vehicles, your securities, and any future assets that are acquired during the time the tax lien is in effect
  • Credit: the IRS may limit your ability to obtain credit once they have filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien
  • Business: a federal tax lien attaches to all of your business property and to all of your rights to business property, including accounts receivable 
  • Bankruptcy: your outstanding tax debt, your lien, and the Notice of Federal Tax Lien may continue if you should file for bankruptcy 

Many New Jersey taxpayers ask how they can make a federal tax lien go away. The best way to get rid of a tax lien is to pay your tax debt in full. Once your tax debt is paid in full, the IRS will release your lean within thirty days of payment. There are also options available with the IRS to reduce the impact of a tax lien. To learn more about how to settle your federal tax lien, contact the accomplished New Jersey tax lien defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio.

Knowledgeable Defense Attorney Offers A Free, No-Obligation Consultation For New Jersey Clients Who Are Facing A Federal Or State Tax Lien

New Jersey Tax Lien Defense Attorney

If the IRS files a Notice of Federal Tax Lien against you, it is important to take steps to settle the lien. Tax liens impact your assets, your credit rating, and your business. Even if you were to file for bankruptcy, the tax lien will still follow you. The knowledgeable New Jersey tax lien defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio offers a free, no-obligation consultation for New Jersey clients who are facing a federal tax lien. Schedule your consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Tax Lien Defense In New Jersey

What is the difference between a tax lien and a tax levy?

A tax lien and a tax levy are two very different things. When you do not pay the tax you owe, a tax lien protects the government’s interest in your property. A tax levy, on the other hand, actually takes your property as a way to pay the tax debt that you owe. If you fail to pay your tax debt, and do not make any arrangements to settle your tax debt, then the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can seize, levy, and sell any of the property that you own or any property that you have an interest in.

How can I avoid a federal tax lien?

The easiest way to avoid a federal tax lien is to file your taxes on time, and to pay all of your taxes in full on time. If you are unable to file your taxes, or cannot pay your taxes on time, then there are several options available to you. The IRS offers payment arrangements to assist you with settling your tax debt over a set period of time. Do not ignore letters or notices from the IRS regarding any outstanding tax debt — this will negatively impact your situation. If you have additional questions regarding federal tax liens, arrange for a free consultation with the New Jersey tax lien defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio.

Will a federal tax lien appear on my credit report?

Yes. When the IRS files a tax lien, this lien is attached to almost all of the property you own, including your house, your car, and other assets. And it does appear on your credit report as well. If, for example, you sell your home, the IRS has the legal right to take the proceeds of your house sale to cover your outstanding tax debt, the interest accrued on that debt, and the financial penalties.

Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
View All Client Reviews