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I'm helping a friend with getting IRS tax liens withdrawn and removed from their credit report. Thus far, Experian and TransUnion were cleared fairly easily, however, Equifax is proving tricky.
There are three records reporting on Equifax, two of them we should eventually prevail on because the IRS has withdrawn them and we have proof of that and these were the two recently removed from Experian and TransUnion, however, Equifax has a third entry that the IRS says they did not report and thus cannot withdraw. It is for an adjacent county and matches the amount of one of the other two valid ones in the correct county of residence. The IRS says they cannot withdraw a lien they did not file. My friend has not moved in over ten years and has never lived in this other county.
What should we do about this lien on the report that the IRS says they never placed since it is the wrong county court? Should we go into the court and request some kind of report that there are no liens for that name or amount? I imagine there is some kind of computer glitch here, but not sure how to proceed. Could this lien be on his Lexis-Nexis report and we need to dispute there first so that it does not appear confirmed when Equifax looks into it?
For those of you with the 3% JCB Marukai, you can pay your federal taxes with this card and make out ahead of the fees:
https://www.officialpayments.com/fed/index.jsp They charge 2.35% so you net 0.75% on federal tax payments, plus you can get the float on the money until the bill comes due. Further, I've found that if your credit limit is too low, you can pay down the account to a negative balance and you can charge up to your credit limit, so if your limit was $2,500 and you paid the account down to negative $2,500, you could make a single $5,000 charge and have it go through.
For those of you without the Marukai card, I recommend:
https://payusatax.com/ They charge 1.87% (but it doesn't work for JCB) but if you have a 2% rebate card on Visa/MC/Amex/Discover they you will make out ahead of the fees, netting 0.13%.
Now if only you could buy Amex Gift Cards with a JCB card you could really make out like a bandit!
During recent surveillance of my credit reports I noticed the IRS very recently made an inquiry into my Equifax credit report. I have done nothing I can think of to warrant their attention. I file my tax returns, don't own a small business, recently got married, etc.
What could this mean? I am going to contact them ASAP to see if there is some sort of action coming down the pipeline.
I filed my taxes in 2012 but I was in prison at that time. I was released in January of 2013 and immediately started working again. I recently found out (in early 2014) that my identity had been stolen. I called the IRS but they have been giving me the run-around for around 9 months. I'm poor and I need help getting my 2013 tax return. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get this resolved? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Hi everyone... first post so let me know if I miss any important details and thanks in advance.
I'm in the process of applying for a mortgage with my wife for our first home. Her scores are good (787/792/794) but our joint application was denied because of my score as reported by CBC Innovis. They pegged me at:
BEACON 5.0 SCORE +652 EFX01
CLASSIC 04 SCORE +688 TRU01
FAIR ISAAC SCORE 2 +661 XPN01
By contrast myFICO yields:
We are moving to the San Francisco Bay Area (so expensive...) and are looking to qualify for mortgage above the conforming limits. The first lender we've spoken to used CBC and told us I would need a 700 to be approved.
The major difference between the reports I can pull and the CBC report is a tax lien filed by the District of Columbia in 2005 (for the 1999 tax year). I had moved around a lot in the mid-2000s and didn't get the notice for this lien until 2010, when I paid it in full (around $3000). That lien doesn't show up in any of the reports I pull (from myFICO or from the the CRA websites). However, I have a copy of the CBC report, and it does show up there, with a LACT date of 01/2010.
I guess that leaves me with two main questions:
1. Is there anything I can (realistically) do to convince CBC and/or the lender to discount this particular event?
2. Will other lenders use a report similar to the CBC report, such that no mortgage lender will view me as having a 700+ score?
Any help on either of these questions very much appreciated.