Remember, it is never a good idea to ignore the IRS. The IRS will begin to levy after they send out their final notice of intent to levy and 30 days have passed if you do not make any attempts to fix the situation. The levy will stand until they have levied enough assets to pay off the full amount you owe or it until it is settled in another matter. Another thing to keep in mind is that the IRS does not like to levy and would rather settle in another method, sometimes even settling for less than what the taxpayer actually owes. Luckily there are a few ways to release a tax levy. The easiest way would be to pay the IRS the full amount that you owe them. You also have the option of “alternative arrangements to pay” such as an installment agreement where you may monthly payments over a period of three years. There are other plans out there if you don’t qualify for this one for any specific reason. Other options include having the statute of limitations expire and to prove that the levy causes financial hardships, where they would then pause collections actions.