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how long can a fed tax lien stay on c redit report, thanks

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Forever or 10 years, your choice.

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All things to do with the governments, School loans and the courts generally stay on your report for 10 years AFTER they are paid off. 

If they are not dealt with they will stay there forever. They do not "Fall Off" like other creditors over time.

You can not file bankruptcy on these either. So you must deal with them.  I suggest reading up on "offer and compromise" and other ways of dealing with taxes before just paying them off. Often you can save a lot of money just by doing a little home work.

Good luck

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Depends - is it paid off or not? Paid off, and it goes away after seven years. Not paid off, and it can remain on there forever (though most credit bureaus remove than after 10 years). More info can be had here: http://blog.credit.com/2014/01/make-your-tax-lien-disappear-74883/ 

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