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As noted by a previous poster, the FTL was not placed by the IRS on any particular property. It was simply sent to the County Clerk's office for filing against whatever property your mother may have owned.

If a title search of YOUR property turns up a FTL naming someone else as the debtor, then someone at the courthouse has erred.

Forget the IRS. Get it straightened out at the courthouse.

In the meantime, unless your mother died owning no assets, that FTL may attach to whatever her heirs may have received from her - in or outside of the probate estate.

That is one of the purposes of probate administration: to identify the decedent's debts and pay them before any assets are distributed.
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