Minot, N.D. — According to state records, a candidate for the state Senate in District 35 has an active federal tax lien, but when reached for comment he refused to speak about it.
According to public records available online, Ryan Eckroth has an active federal tax lien that was originally filed in 2013.
“A federal tax lien is the government’s legal claim against your property when you neglect or fail to pay a tax debt,” the website for the Internal Revenue Service states . According to that site, a lien is initiated after the IRS sends “a bill that explains how much you owe” and the person obliged to pay the taxes “neglects or refuse to fully pay the debt in time.”
It’s not clear from the filing how much the lien is for.