Take a look at these notice samples (see below) which are currently making the rounds. You should know that notices of questionable origin are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. 

Always read the fine print!  Does the notice say the sender is not affiliated with any government agency? Does it say that “results may vary?” Any notice from the MA Department of Revenue would be clearly marked as being issued by the agency and would not suggest a settlement amount, as many of these questionable notices do.

If you receive a letter about an outstanding tax lien, and you have any questions, please call our Customer Service Bureau at 617-887-MDOR. We’re happy to work with you directly to help resolve your tax problem.