Albuquerque, NM asked in Probate, Tax Law and Real Estate Law for New Mexico

Q: Can the state sale my land due to back taxes while I have it in probate?

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Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III
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  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: Probably yes. You'd best either pay the taxes or consult an attorney about possible ways to get time to deal with it. You might try contacting the taxing agency, if you haven't already. If the taxes were income taxes, a tax resolution law firm may be able to help you reduce the claimed amount and work out a payment plan.

Taxing agencies never go away and they almost always have legal priorities over other kinds of claims against a person's property. If you wait too long, you could possibly lose the property. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations. You should contact one asap. Good luck to you.

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