In a random check of my credit report in 2010, I found that the state of PA had filed a lien for unpaid Taxes from 17 years ago! I have never been notified of anything that was owed, despite having all of my addresses noted on my report. I do not owe any back taxes, but I do not have my cancelled check because I do not keep records for that long. The bank I used is long gone. Because I was never notified, I was never able to appeal the situation, either.
Can they file a lien after 17 years ?
When I called their office I was rudely told to "pay it and dispute it later." I did file a dispute on credit report and it just came back that they (PA) said it was valid.
I phoned another branch of PA D of R and the woman did tell me that the last letter they sent came back to them as undeliverable in 1-2010. They sent it to an address I lived at 11 years ago.
How do I handle this and get it off of my credit report?