Kathy Heimann thought the tax issue on her dead brother's property had been settled. She received a notice from the Guadalupe County tax office in October of 2009, but called their attorney to let them know she never had anything to do with the property.
She thought the issue was settled then.
A few weeks ago she applied for a business loan for her landscapingand irrigation business but was denied because of a tax judgment out of Guadalupe County.
Once again Heimann called the Guadalupe County tax office's attorney.
The attorney assured her she had been dropped form the judgment and sent a copy of the judgment to prove it.
But the damage had already been done. Heimann's credit score had already dropped.
They also sent her information saying the judgment would stay on her record for 7 to10 years, even if the taxes were paid.
That's whenHeimann called Eyewitness Wants To Know.
We contacted Tavi Murphy, the Guadalupe County tax assessor.Murphyquickly called her attorneys and made sure a letter was on its way to Heimann stating thatshe should never have been named in the judgment.