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Tax Lien
Category - Real Estate Glossary - Real Estate Terminology
1.  A claim against property which may be sold by the taxing authority arising out of non-payment of taxes.

2.  An encumbrance placed upon a property as a claim for payment of a tax liability. A tax lien may be imposed for failure to pay city, county, estate, income, payroll, property, sales, or school taxes. Tax liens and assessments take priority over most, if not all other liens.


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