An IRS wage levy is a tax seizure by the IRS that forces tax payments from your paycheck towards unpaid back taxes. The IRS will order an employer to collect part of their employees’s paycheck and, remit it directly to the IRS. This action will accomplish two things: It will collect money and it will get the taxpayers immediate attention.
Taxpayers can try and remove IRS wage levy, on their own, by making payment arrangements with the IRS. In the same way, a taxpayer has an opportunity to prevent an IRS wage levy by engaging into an IRS Installment Agreement.
You know that the IRS has attempted to contact you regarding your unpaid back taxes. When you get an IRS levy, there aren't any big surprises other than "it finally happened".