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Can the IRS Take Your Passport?

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  The IRS can’t seize your passport, but they can let the State Department know if you have seriously delinquent tax debt. Once this happens, the State Department can deny your passport renewal or revoke your current passport. Before this happens, you’ll have several opportunities to resolve your tax problems and keep your right to… Read more »

Passport Renewals When You Owe IRS Tax Debt

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  Did you know that your IRS tax debt could prevent you from renewing your passport?  The IRS has been talking about doing this for years and beginning in February of 2018, the IRS began certifying tax debt to the State Department for seriously delinquent taxpayers, which could result in a denial of your passport… Read more »

How Can Tax Debt Affect My Passport?

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How Can I Undo IRS Passport Revocation? As we observed previously, there are considerable parallels between losing your drivers’ license for non-driving reasons and losing your passport for non-travel reasons. The IRS cannot suspend your license, because it is a federal agency with no jurisdiction in that area. But your U.S.-issued passport is another matter…. Read more »

How Can An IRS Lawyer Protect My Passport?

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Four Winning IRS Passport Revocation Strategies In 2015, the federal government authorized the IRS to take the passports of taxpayers who have seriously delinquent tax debt. Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the government must deny a passport application and may revoke a current passport. Early intervention is usually the best way… Read more »

Can The IRS Take My Passport For Good?

Can the IRS take my passport?

 Legal Standards in IRS Passport Cases The old saying that “you can’t fight city hall” is mostly true. That idea is rooted in the divine right of kings. This Medieval notion held that monarchs could do whatever they want and whenever they wanted since God Himself anointed them to rule. The idea is long gone… Read more »

When Does My Tax Debt Affect My Passport?

Can I Lose My Passport If I Owe the IRS? A passport and a drivers’ license have a lot in common. Both allow people to travel, and both can be suspended for non-travel reasons. Most states suspend drivers’ licenses for unpaid child support. Eleven states take adverse action based on bad checks. The Ohio DMV… Read more »

Delinquent Tax Debt May Cause a Passport Revocation or Denial

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Get a Grip on your Tax Debt….or Risk Losing your Passport Failing to pay off your tax debt could now cost you your passport. Beginning in 2018, the IRS began sending certifications of seriously delinquent tax debt to the State Department. If the IRS certifies your tax debt, the State Department will generally deny your… Read more »

Unpaid Taxes? Your U.S. Passport May Be at Risk

When it comes to tax law,there is more than one way to bake a cake.  The area is complex, and there is always more than one way to look at any given situation or interpret a particular case. Always remember, though, that the legal complexity also gives the I.R.S. a full bag of “tools” with which… Read more »