A tax hen is a legal claim filed in court by a government agency against a person or business owing taxes. Liens are civil, not criminal claims, and normally seek to attach money and/or property to pay the taxes.
A list of liens is kept at the county courthouse showing who the government is pursuing and how much is sought. Liens can be filed for income taxes, unemployment taxes, sales taxes, real estate excise taxes, Social Security or disability taxes.
When the tax lien is paid and released, papers are filed with the courts as well, affirming the discharge.
The following tax lien information is recorded in Chelan and Douglas counties:
Federal tax liens
LTS Auto Inc., $20,387.91 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Sept. 21.
3rd Generation Pizza N More, $43,256.11 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Sept. 26.
JS Vail LLC, $23,999.86 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Sept. 26.
21st Century Electric LLC, $28,820.89 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Sept. 26. LTS Auto Inc., $5,863.82 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Oct. 4.
Eastside Transport, $16,255.97 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Oct. II.
No Way Jose LLC, El Agave, $49,144.76 in unpaid federal taxes. Filed Oct. 17.
Federal tax liens released
Matter of Taste Inc., $37,179.07 in federal tax lien filed Aug. 30, 2010, released Oct. 17.
State tax liens released
Wenatchee Valley Hospital, $37,379.88 in state Employment Security Department tax lien, filed April 26, 2016, released Oct. 18.