The State of Maryland has filed a $3,086.41 lien of judgment against the law offices of Lewis C. Metzner, who is a Hagerstown city councilman.
Metzner said Tuesday that he expects to pay the lien off by the end of July.
Metzner said that as soon as he realized the Maryland Comptroller's Office had filed the lien against his Hagerstown law office over employer withholdings, he began paying it off.
As of Wednesday, the lien had been paid down to about $1,000, Metzner said.
A spokesman for the Comptroller's Office on Wednesday said the state does not release information about how much of a lien has been paid off.
"It is not a big deal to me since it was clearly an oversight and not an intentional way to avoid paying taxes," Metzner said. "This is an aberration."