If your property is affected by a federal tax lien, then you need to solve it by paying the required tax amount as soon as possible. To protect your IRS debt as a security the IRS places a tax lien against your property. It is known as an IRS tax lien. This security is to prevent the property from selling to another person. Acquiring a tax lien in your property is wrong for a number of reasons includes you cannot sell the property, you are not allowed to further financing for home, cars etc. and your credit report decreases rapidly. Placing a lien on a property is the first step taken by the IRS to collect the tax amount. Forget to pay the tax amount will seriously affect in the future.