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Tax lien will show paid--it won't be removed unless it was there in error or you have gone to court and had a judge state that it has to be removed.

AnswerWhen a tax lien is removed because it's paid, the credit agency that reported it can be advised. Go to your local IRS office with the information and they can notify the credit bureau that has reported the lien on you. This happened to me once and the IRS updated the lien information with the credit bureau. I did all this person-to-person, it worked better than the telephone.


Anything on your credit report can be disputed at anytime. It all depends on whether it gets verified or not on whether it comes off or not.

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