IRS Tax Lien Record Counts

IRS Tax Lien Record Counts

How to Request IRS Tax Lien Record Counts

Practitioners regularly call asking for the number of records available for IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien recipients. The number is based on several criterion customers use as filters.

1. State or metro area of the jurisdiction where it was filed.
– We currently collect tax liens in Florida, Ohio, New York City, Georgia, New Jersey and Texas (2016 update: we now cover much more of the country!).
– Other areas may be added upon request and after subsequent research into their availability.
– Remember, our advantage is collecting liens directly from the source. We don’t resell lists because we are higher

2. Dollar amount of the tax lien.
– Usually a taxpayer who gets any amount of an IRS lien already owes at least $10,000. This means we start collecting liens at $5k and up since they’re usually adding to an existing balance far greater than $5,000. You may specify a higher minimum upon request, but we strongly discourage it because it’s illogical, filters out many of the valuable but limited number of records available, and raises your cost per lien record since we are going into every juristiction and collecting them starting at $5,000 and up anyways.

3. Whether you want individuals, businesses, or both.
– Most firms want both individual and business IRS tax debtors.
– Individuals are primarily 1040 debtors, with the remaining few percent mostly 6662, 6672, and CIVP debts. Approx. 80% of liens are on individuals.
– Businesses have owe payroll taxes such as 940 and 941 debts. There’s a little bit more variety in the cause of business liens. Approx. 25% of liens are on businesses. The reason these two figures addd up to 105% is because there are some liens specify both a company and an individual as liable on a single tax lien record.
– We offer lists that comprise only a certain type of tax since there’s a field in the spreadsheet you receive specifying the type of tax asociated with the lien. But this request is so unusual that I can’t even recall a time someone asked us to filter this way. That said, it’s an option at a premium price.

4. Frequency to be sent new lists.
– Weekly lists allow you to reach recent tax lien recipient ASAP, sometimes even faster than the IRS certified letter reaches them!We recommend at least once-per-week batches and can cater to
– Occasional or one-time purchases are a great way to jump start a marketing campaign with lots of new leads. If you buy thousands to tens of thousands at a time it’ll greatly reduce your cost per record since it requires us to use spend time creating your list.

Let’s try a case study.

The tax practitioner marketer has a practice located in New York City, and wants to get started with a direct mail campaign. Here are his search parameters:

– Over $5,000
– Individuals and Businesses
– Only NYC Filings

To begin, he may request the past one to four months of prior records. This will get lots of his letters in the hands of many potential customers that haven’t fixed their tax problem yet. With the above search filters, he would get about 700 records per month. (Feb. 2021 note: lien counts have plummeted due to Coronavirus so it might be more like only 100 and not 700 currently!)

Next, he will request recently filed liens sent via email once a week. This would be about 150-200 records per week mainly consisting of filings within the past 7 days.

It’s as simple as that!

What’s holding you back from starting your direct mail campaign? Contact us today and we can answer any questions you have about getting started. The best way to learn more and get started is to call or text Andrew Schaefer at 321-960-4703.

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