|Most financially troubled businesses end
up having numerous tax liens and judgments, for various amounts, types or dates. We can
resolve this problem by supplying you with only the very first filing, and ignore all
subsequent filings as they become available (this procedure may be modified upon request).
|The following example applies to
customers receiving regular updates. Let's assume you receive federal and state tax liens
filed against businesses in NY, over $5,000. A federal tax lien on 1/12/98 for $12,500, is
filed against ACME Inc. (a NY company), which you received. ACME Inc. (same company)
receives a state tax lien for $25,400 on 2/17/98. We will supply you with the first filing
on 1/12/98, but not the second or any subsequent ones, unless you instruct us to do so.
The de-duping (eliminating duplicates) procedure applies to records with a filing date
within the past 120 days, please read our record
|Approximately 30% of all tax liens
against consumers are duplicates (based on our standards). Since the same identical tax
lien is filed twice, once against the husband, and once against the wife. To resolve this
particular problem, we run our duplicate elimination program based on the consumer's
address (since both spouses have the same address in most cases), therefore supplying you
with only one of the liens against one of the spouses only. Additionally, you will NOT
receive any more liens filed against either spouse in future, regardless of filing date,
amount, or type. The de-duping (eliminating duplicates) procedure applies to records with
a filing date within the past 120 days, please read our record purging procedures.
|Let's assume we supply you with all
federal and state tax liens against consumers over $10,000 in CA. Two identical federal
tax lien for $26,500 is filed against MR. and MRS. Smith on 1/26/98; both liens have the
same address, since MR. and MRS. Smith reside at the same address. In this case you'll
receive only one lien, against one of the spouses only. Let's further assume that MR. and
MRS. Smith receive a state lien each for $54,100 on 3/1/98, you will NOT receive either
one of the state liens, since you've already received one lien from this household
|Please note that more
moderate duplicate elimination conventions could be applied upon your request to supply
you with any of the filings not supplied in the examples above.
|This applies to customers receiving
regular updates only. The records in your database are purged every 120 days. This means
that the duplicate elimination conventions are applied to records that have a filing date
no older than 120 days from the date your list is processed, if a record has a filing date
older than 120 days, it is ignored in the de-duping process. This allows you to
re-solicit potential leads, if the lead has additional activity 120 days after
the initial filing.
|Let's assume you receive federal and
state tax liens filed against businesses in NY, over $5,000. A federal tax lien on 1/12/98
for $12,500, is filed against ACME Inc. (a NY company), which you received. ACME Inc.
(same company) receives a state tax lien for $25,400 on 6/17/98. We will supply you with
the first filing on 1/12/98, as well as the second lien filed on 6/17/98 since when your
list was processed (e.g. on 6/15/98) there was a gap larger than 120 days between 6/15/98
and 1/12/98. Same procedure is used for consumer filings as well.