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buffalobutt wrote:

Never mind that I only owe the state of CA $516.40 - there is a state tax lien on my report now for $5614. Did someone forget where the decimal was supposed to go?

Call the credit reporting agencies and dispute the item in question. They will conduct an investigation in 30 days and remove or correct the item on your credit report. That may be the easiest way to get this corrected on your credit report. If you have proof of what the correct amount is in a letter from the FTB, send a copy of that to Equifax, Experian and Transunion. That should take care of getting your credit report corrected.

And one more thing....

Good for you for picking up the pieces and going forward with your life. Depression can be really debilitating. I once lived with a man who was chronically depressed. He hadn't filed his taxes in over 5 years although the IRS owed *him* huge amounts of money. He didn't clean his house. He couldn't hold down a job. He hadn't paid his property taxes and the county nearly took his home. He wouldn't take his medicine and he needed it. He wouldn't seek the help he needed to get well and move on. That's why I left.

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