The Internal Revenue Service is putting the brakes on tax liens and levies during the federal government shutdown.

The IRS said in a Web page about the shutdown that it is not sending out levies or liens, either those generated systemically or those manually generated by employees. In a previous Web posting last week, the IRS had suggested that it would continue to send out automated notices of various kinds (see IRS Suspends Tax Refunds and Tax Court Closes during Government Shutdown).

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