I'm not going to get into the details of how all this transpired, but long story short I've been going back and forth with the state of Maryland on a supposed tax I owe. I lived there in 2004. They claim I owe $893 dollars in taxes, I have disputed that for some time now. The last notice I got was in April at my current address. Again I disputed it with them and didn't hear anything about it until Saturday.
I got a notice that there was a lien of judgment against my property. The fishy thing is I never got a notice for a court date. If I had gotten one I would have gone and proved to the judge that I did not owe the $893 dollars. I called up the comptrollers office and I asked the lady why I never got a notice about a court date. She said they sent it to my last known address in June. I asked what address that was and she told me my previous address. I called :censored: on her because I got a notice in the mail that I owed $800 dollars in April at my current address. So now she was telling me that they knew my current address in April but not in June? She couldn't answer it and I told her my lawyer would be in touch.
At any rate I ended up pretty upset because now there is a lien on my supposed property. I rent, so I don't own a house. I have a loan out on a car that I am current on. My wifes car is in her name. Otherwise I have no assets. The notice says that the lien covers all my property and rights to my property. I have contacted a tax lawyer and he has yet to get back to me.
Can someone explain to me what the heck is going on here? What exactly a lien is and what my rights are in this situation.