THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS MAY BE DENIED A PASSPORT OVER FAILURE TO PAY TAX DEBT

The Daily Mail on 7th July reported about a 2015 law that requires the IRS and State Department deny passports to Americans who owe more than $51,000 in unpaid taxes.  A spokeswoman for the IRS said roughly 326,000 people are affected by the law, and officials said they will not be revoking passports but simply denying applications for a new passport or a passport renewal.  The IRS spokeswoman said that 220 people have paid more than $11.5 million in overdue taxes as of late June so they could either apply for a passport or renew it and some 1,400 others have set up payment plans to pay off what they owe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5928953/Thousands-Americans-denied-passport-failure-pay-tax-debt.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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