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Removing Maryland Tax Lien on CR

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There's a tax lien from the state of MD on my CR. I have never lived in MD. I called them, they told me send my state income tax for that year and that should clear up the lien. I did that the other day, and called yesterday to confirm they received it. The woman was very nice and said she'd review the doc's and send me something today.

 

Today I received this:

 

Dear Mr. Baby Joe:

Per our conversation, we have further reviewed your account and determined that you were not required to file a Maryland tax return for tax year 2007.
Your 2007 tax lien has been released and our Annapolis branch office will mail your lien release notice.
Within the next week to ten days you will be receiving a letter confirming that your account has been closed.
This e-mail serves as confirmation that your account has been closed for tax year 2007.
If we can be of further assistance, please contact us at the e-mail address or phone numbers listed below.
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So, what's the next step? Wait to receive the letter she mentions and then dispute the lien w/ the CRA's, including a copy of said letter? Will they automatically stop reporting the lien to the CRA's now that the account has been closed?

 

I have read about how there's a difference between having a lien "released" vs. "withdrawn"… I asked the woman about this when I had her on the phone and she said she wasn't exactly sure how it would be characterized in the official letter, even though she does state "released" in her email. She said that is handled by a separate dept. and I would have to call them if I had any issues w/ the language used.

 

 

 

 

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I went through this a couple of years ago, though my situation was a little different. I previously moved from VA to MD in the month of January and used my new MD address when filing my federal return for the prior year. The comptroller of MD claimed I owed state taxes for that previous year because of my filing address. Long story short, I moved again and didn't find this info out until a lien had placed by the state. After submitting my VA return to MD they "released" the lien. It took me at least ten different phone calls over a span of 1.5 years before this was changed to "withdrawn". Night and day difference between the two- released very bad, withdrawn very good. Be proactive with this and be prepared when you call- some of the most disgruntled workers I have ever dealt with work in this office. May the force be with you.

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Please keep us updated.

 

I have a 15k MD tax lien from when I moved to Texas. It hasn't shown up in any reports yet so I haven't gotten around to it. It'll be nice to see how yours goes so I can take care of mine.

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Definitely push to get the lien recorded as "withdrawn".

 

In the interim, you might be able to use the letter they sent you - but a withdrawal is by far the best outcome.

A withdrawal is an easy delete with the CRAs.

 

Maryland did not report the lien to the CRAs. The CRAs got it from public records - probably through LexisNexis.

I suggest ordering your LexisNexis full file disclosure.

Try to get the lien deleted from LN first - and then dispute it off EX, TU, and EQ.

 

Good luck!

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I went through this a couple of years ago, though my situation was a little different. I previously moved from VA to MD in the month of January and used my new MD address when filing my federal return for the prior year. The comptroller of MD claimed I owed state taxes for that previous year because of my filing address. Long story short, I moved again and didn't find this info out until a lien had placed by the state. After submitting my VA return to MD they "released" the lien. It took me at least ten different phone calls over a span of 1.5 years before this was changed to "withdrawn". Night and day difference between the two- released very bad, withdrawn very good. Be proactive with this and be prepared when you call- some of the most disgruntled workers I have ever dealt with work in this office. May the force be with you.

 

ok so that sounds pretty similar in my opinion. So what was it that finally made them change it? Did you finally just bug them enough, or get through to the right person who decided to do it for you? Or did they need something specific that you provided them? Any additional info you can provide would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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update:

 

the other day when I made this thread I had spoken to one dept. which was where I needed to fax my state tax filings to. When I asked them some more in depth questions they gave me the number to another dept. that handled the records or something, so I called them today, after a few days of letting the paperwork move through their systems.

 

I explained the situation and asked if the lien would now be removed from my CR. He said ok hold on, let me see if they have zeroed out your account. He put me on hold and when he came back he said yes, the other dept. zeroed out my acct. and now he can take the next step which is issuing a vacate & withdrawal of the lien. He told me he'd send me a copy of the notice and also one to the court for public records. He said that eventually the notice that goes to the courthouse should get filed and whenever that happens, it should make the lien fall off my report, BUT waiting for that to happen on its own can take awhile, so I should take the copy I get and send it to the CRA's, which should be much faster.

 

So, hopefully I'm getting the withdrawal notice I need (at least it sounds like it). Once I get that I'll send it to the CRA's and see what happens.

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