On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 we posted Have An Unpaid Tax Bill? Your Passport Could Soon be Revoked!, where we discussed that nothing has happened since our May 31, 2012 post “Tax Delinquents May Have Passports Canceled & Be Questioned at Air & Sea Ports” as it relates to the IRS being able to revoke the passports of Americans who owe substantial unpaid taxes.
However a recent bill known as the H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which It includes amendments to the tax code that would allow authorities to revoke or deny the passport of any US taxpayer who has unpaid taxes in excess of $50,000 or who have not obtained or won’t provide a Social Security number, has been approve by the conference committee.
The House and the Senate passed the final version of this highway funding legislation on December 3, 2015 and the bill moves to the president where most believe he is likely to sign it into law.
Have A Tax Problem? Want To Keep Your US Passport?
Original Post By: Ronald Marini