If you get a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, it means the IRS will start the process of seizing your property. But the IRS must wait 30 days after the notice before it can start levy action. During this 30 day period, you have the right to appeal, and request a meeting with an IRS appeals officer. The purpose of the appeal is to correct any mistake, to discuss alternatives to this drastic action by the IRS, and reach an agreement. While the appeal is pending, the IRS is prohibited by law from taking your property. It typically takes three to six months to go through the process. Another big advantage is that your case will be assigned to one IRS representative, so you do not have to deal with a different person each time you call. IRS appeals officers tend to be more willing to listen and to reach a fair resolution with your attorney.