Florida Homestead and IRS
This thread is about Florida homestead protection and IRS debts.
A qualified homestead is exempt from most legal judgments and the protection under the law is very broad. If you owe income or payroll taxes the IRS tax lien encumbers all of your real and personal property including a Florida homestead.
The Florida constitution prevents the IRS from foreclosing
the lien and forcing you to sell your primary residence. When you sell the house, or when the owner(s) dies, the IRS will attempt to take the sale proceeds to pay the tax lien. Other exceptions to homestead protection are secured mortgages, property tax liens and construction or mechanics liens for work done on, or goods supplied to your principle residence.