I have a paid tax lien, $765.00, filed in 1993 and paid in 1996. It will remain on my report until 6/03, and is there to stay, (impossible to dispute successfully, at least for me.) I recall reading on another board that paid tax liens, especially as they age, are not very damaging. Does anyone know exactly how damaging they are, and does that factor lessen much with age? It is listed as an item of public record. (I was on unemployment at the time, got a job, but a loving family member intercepted two checks that came after I got a new job, and cashed them. Thus, it appeared that I took money I wasnt entitled to. I fought it, gave up in 96 and paid it, not realizing it wont disappear until 7 years from the release/paid date, and not from the filing date.) Thanks for your help guys.