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Video: How Does a Tax Lien Affect Your Credit Report and Score?

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Can a tax lien impact your credit report and score?

Since tax liens are public records, they can be reported to the credit reporting agencies and can show up on your credit report. A tax lien showing up on your credit report raise a red flag that you’ve failed to pay back money owed.

The latest™ video Credit in 60 Seconds explains:

  • How a paid tax lien is better than an unpaid tax lien
  • How long a paid tax lien can stay on your report
  • How long an unpaid tax lien can stay on your report

Both paid and unpaid tax liens can negatively impact your credit score. Learn how other items can impact your score and how long a particular item can remain on your credit report.


This article is provided for general guidance and information. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be, legal, financial or other professional advice. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor to discuss any legal or financial issues involved with credit decisions.

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