The IRS’ most lethal collection weapon is a tax levy, which it will use to seize and sell your assets to cover what you owe. These assets can include wages, homes, retirement plans, Social Security and disability payments and more. Worse, IRS levies are frequently automatically issued by a computer! However, the IRS’ authority to do this is limited by a variety of legal and procedural restrictions. If the IRS has placed a levy on your assets, or has sent you a letter that it intends to do so, there are a variety of ways to prevent this action, and even obtain a release of levy. But time is essential — you must act quickly.