IRS withdraws its Notice of Intent to File a Tax Lien (NFTL), the agency takes proactive measures to remove the intended lien before it actually places the lien on the account. This typically happens when taxpayers take the initiative to repay their full obligation as soon as they receive the notice in the mail. Once the full tax obligation has been paid, the IRS is required to withdraw the intent to file a lien within 30 days of the payment.