An IRS Tax Lien Could Get you Fired

Yesterday I received an interesting question:

“Will having a lien filed against me interfere with my ability to get a job?”

The Answer: Yes, having a Tax Lien can negatively affect your ability to find a job. This doesn’t mean that you won’t find any job at all. But it does mean that having a Tax Lien can greatly limit your possibilities.

Particularly, a Tax Lien will affect your ability to get any of the following jobs:

-Federal or State Job
-Civilian Contractor with the Department of Defense
-Any job with a license requirement (Financial Planner, CPA, etc.)
-Any job that requires background/credit check(s)

Goodbye, Promotion. Many companies require a Credit Check before a promotion. This means a Tax Lien could be keeping you from making more money at work
Reassignment/Retention: Ready to move to an office location closer to home? A lot of companies are requiring credit checks for reassignment or even retention. Having a Tax Lien could mean losing your job!

Lien Removal Review: The IRS knows that Liens make people pay. It’s not easy to remove a Tax Lien. First things first, you have to cooperate with the IRS and discuss a payment arrangement with them. If you’re having trouble negotiating with your Revenue Officer, consider hiring a professional to represent you.

Now you Have the Smoking Gun…Use it!

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