I have been living away from this state with the lien for over 5 years. Just found the item listed twice on credit reports-it is a new listing and same lien reported by two state offices, hence why it is on their twice. Before I had learned not to I called the state and gave them my current adddress because I wanted to get to the bottom of this. I know, not really wise but at leat I can now see why the total amount is so high. Nearly %$1500(see below). Historically, I am not a great record keeper (of course I am better at it now) so I do not have much tax info from the either year and no W-2s at all from one year. Not even copies of filing. As far as I can recall I always filed but the state says they don't have proof so as far as they are concerned I never filed. The second year they say I owe for I moved away to the new state in April. Now here is the kicker. I went through all info I do have (not much) and am realizing that I likely had to sign a 10-99 form since I worked with a placement agency that last 12 months or so. The clients paid me when I worked and a one time fee to the headhunter. I did locate a few tax records clients sent to me at year's end BUT don't know where the others are (if they sent them at all) and don't have records anymore re:how I handled those taxes. I am willing to file again but how do I get ALL the info I need since I only have records from a few clients?How to clear the CRA records even need I need to pay money? Do the states follow the FCRA? Also, another thing: the rep at the state says I may not even owe any money at all but since as far as she is concerned I did not file so I have to file to find out! Either way they report! I am reading threads but any immediate advice someone may have would be appreciated: Info: Tax year :1998-$230+ Penalty:$150+ Interest: 140+ Collection fees: 80+ Payments: $0 Adjustments: $0 Tax year :1997-$300+ Penalty:$170+ Interest: 200+ Collection fees: $100+ Payments: $0 Adjustments: $20+ If I don't owe in the end how can I make the state take the info off my CRA's? How do I get a hold of the tax info they seem to have in order to try and get me to pay all of this? I mean what is the proper way to get them to send me poof of money I made? I am seriously considering signing up with Prepaid Legal.