Unlike the levy, which primarily involve financial assets, a seizure is the taking of physical assets, such as your home or car. Seizures usually take place in aggravated cases when the taxpayer has ignored many requests by the IRS over an extended period of time. The assets are sold at auction, and the proceeds are used to pay off the tax debt.
There are ways to protect assets from being seized by the IRS. If you are at this point in the collection process I would suggest you get professional tax & legal help. A tax professional like Cary Grove Tax & Accounting can quickly analyize your financial situation and develop a suitable plan of action while keeping your financial interests in mind. If necessary, we can make reccomendations for the proper attorney should a court room appearance be necessary.