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The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law December 4, 2015, created new Internal Revenue Code § 7345 which requires the IRS to notify the United States State Department when an individual is certified as owing a “seriously delinquent tax debt”. When this notification of certification is received from the IRS, the State Department is generally required to deny the individual a U.S. passport (or renewal of a U.S. passport) or may revoke any U.S. passport previously issued to that individual. The State Department has the sole authority to revoke or ...

Posted in: Federal Tax

Beginning December 4, 2015, if you owe significant taxes to the IRS, the U.S. State Department now has the authority to deny or even revoke your passport.

Congress recently passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, Public Law 114-94 (FAST Act), and, as part of this broad-reaching effort to fix our nation's roads, adopted a little-publicized tax collection provision requested by the IRS where individuals can be prevented from receiving, or, worse still, can lose their passports if they owe taxes to the federal government.

Section 32101 of the FAST Act adopted a new ...

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