How Long Paid Tax Liens Can Be Reported In Consumer Credit Reports

The good news is that paid tax liens do have a limited life span. Consumer reporting agencies can report a paid tax lien for 7 years from the date the consumer pays the tax lien. 15 U.S.C. 1681c(a)(3). If you have a paid tax lien on your credit report and it was paid over 7 years ago, you can dispute the entry with the consumer reporting agency to get it removed.

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