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What It Means to Have a Tax Lien

ShutterstockPeople have lost homes for owing just a few hundred dollars in back county and city taxes. By Geoff Williams It's one of the scarier terms in the Internal Revenue Service's lexicon: tax lien. If you owe taxes and haven't been able to pay them, you may have one -- or live in fear of one. So what does it mean... Continue Reading »

Lose a Home Over a $6 Tax Bill? Why It Could Happen to You

Not all is lost for a Pennsylvania woman who lost her $280,000 home over an unpaid $6 interest charge. A Beaver County appeals court has vacated a ruling in a case against homeowner Eileen Battisti, saying the trial court acted too hastily when it denied Battisti a proper hearing to prevent her home (pictured above) from... Continue Reading »

'The Wire' Actor Richard Burton Faces Foreclosure Over Unpaid Water Bill

Actor and singer Richard Burton, who played a gangster in HBO's "The Wire," might get hosed for not paying a water bill. Burton, a Baltimore resident, refused to pay a $1,037.42 water bill because he thought it was higher than it should have been, the actor told ABC News. Baltimore officials filed a lien against his... Continue Reading »

Some Lose Homes Over as Little as $400

By Daniel Wagner WASHINGTON -- The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a consumer group. Outdated state laws allow big banks and other investors to reap windfall profits by buying the houses for a... Continue Reading »

Swimming Pool Drifts Away From Homeowner

When is your swimming pool not actually your swimming pool? When it becomes the centerpiece of a confusing tax bill dispute between a homeowner and a city. Sarita Murray, a Baltimore homeowner, says she's the victim of city workers who are unwilling to admit they made a mistake. The city says she failed to pay a property... Continue Reading »

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