Q: If someone owes the IRS $30,000 and has a payment plan with them, can the IRS still put a lien on their property?
Yes, and they will. If they haven't don't call them up to ask them. You will just remind them to do it. A lien is only valid in the county where it is filed. So if you don't own real property in the county where the lien is filed it doesn't attach.
The above is not legal advice. It is an illustration of options that can be used in certain situations. I have not examined all of your facts, if I did I might provide a different response.
It depends. If the terms of your payment plan will cause your debt to be paid off within 72 months or prior to your statute of limitations, and you elect to make your monthly payments through direct debit or payroll deduction - then the IRS may not place liens on your property pursuant to the Fresh Start Program.
Keep in mind that you must be compliant with all filing and payment requirements.
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