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Tax Warrant Vacate Help

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Has anyone dealt with and had success with vacating a NY tax warrant? The story is as follows -

 

I worked two jobs for a few years. This year, apparently the IRS modified one of my W2s from 2008 which then changed what my state return should have been.

 

I received a bill from NY Tax and Finance sometime in the middle of last year (around June). I moved a few weeks later and kind of forgot about it. So, in around November I received another bill and went through my tax info to try to figure it out why (the bill said nothing about why I owed the money).

 

A couple weeks later I checked my credit karma score (I do every morning) and was shocked to see it drop about 40 points because of the addition of a public record (tax warrant). So I immediately went online and paid the bill. I called and they explained why I had owed the bill. 

 

Now, mind you, this was a $298 bill from something that occurred this year in relation to a change made on my 2008 return.

 

The guy that I talked to at the collections office of NY T&F told me that I could write a letter to the Tax and Finance Correspondence Office to "plead my case" to ask to have it vacated. He said in 30 - 60 days I would receive a letter of satisfaction but that I could send the letter to Correspondence now if I wanted.

 

I wrote them a letter basically outlining how it was a very innocent mistake, for a small amount of money, from a change I did not understand that I paid immediately. Saying how I've been working on my credit, want to buy a house soon and this is going to really ruin my chances. Asking them out of the kindness of their hearts to help me, etc. I sent it a few weeks ago and haven't heard anything yet. I know things work slowly with state bureaucracies but I am really freaked out by this.

 

Has anybody had any experience with this? Any idea what I should do? I really appreciate any assistance at all because I have been working so hard to clean up all of the negatives on my CR, have been very responsible the past few years and this is really just a huge setback for me.

 

Side note, I have heard that it is almost as bad to have a paid lien as it is to have it sit unpaid (like a paid collection). Also, does having the warrant vacated actually remove it permanently from my record so that it doesn't show up on my credit?

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I'd try following up with a phone call.  

 

I had good success with a state tax lien filed in Missouri (I'd never lived there) and talked to the folks and got them to see things my way on that.  

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Yes.  Satisfied won't help your credit score much.  

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The guy in their civil enforcement department wouldn't give me another # and simply said they wouldn't do it and that having a satisfied judgement is not bad as long as it is paid. He also said a vacated one still shows up on your CR. Are these true??

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You started another thread on this topic and I have answered you there.  I'd push for the vacated judgment.  

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