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What Is the Difference Between A Tax Lien and A Tax Levy?

If you neglect to pay your tax debt, you could find yourself on the receiving end of a letter from the IRS. The IRS has the right to collect money owed to the federal government, and state agencies can also impose liens and levies to recover unpaid tax liabilities. But what are liens and levies, and how are they different?