Report Anyone here know anything about Tax Liens on CR? in Is There a Lawyer in the House Posted April 19, 2007 The question is "is it yours"? If it is, it will stay on and probably show up on the other two (or more) credit bureau listings. They stay on for seven years AFTER YOU PAY to get them off. If the lien is valid, you will need to negotiate with the IRS (I presume they are the source of the Lien) to have them withdraw it if you agree to a payment program for the debt. Once they issue the "Withdrawal" you can send a copy to the Credit bureaus and they will quickly remove it. If the IRS will not negotiate this, contact your congressman/woman, state your case, and ask to be referred to the Taxpayer Advocates office. If your case is referred, the TaxPayer Advocate can order the withdrawal of the Lien, provided you agree to a repayment program. I have been there and done that. If it is not yours, you should have no problem contesting it and having it removed.