As the old saying goes… “the only things that are certain are death and taxes”. If you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service for federal taxes, they are going to do everything they can to collect, including placing a lien on your property, bank accounts or any other asset that they can attach.
The only way that you can clear a Federal Tax Lien is to pay the taxes you owe. The IRS will sometimes negotiate a settlement for your tax liability, but if the equity in the property will cover the amount of taxes that you owe the government is more likely to force a sale of the property.
Some homestead rules will apply to help you keep your home, but taking care of your tax problems is the only sure way to save your property from the IRS.
A qualified tax attorney can help you understand your rights and offer the best possible advice for clearing a Federal Tax Lien on your property.