IRS tax Lein and selling a house

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Is a tax Lein second to a mortgage when selling and closing on a house? In other words will the mortgage get fully funded and paid off then the remaining profits go to the IRS? Or is there a chance the IRS gets it all first?
Depends on type of tax lien. If it's an IRS lien then it is second to the mortgage but if it's a real estate tax lien it is in the first position and trumps the mortgage (which is why most lenders will pay a real estate tax lien so property is not foreclosed on if a mortgage is on property)