As of January of 2018, the IRS published procedures to begin enforcement of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 7345 that requires the State Department to deny the application for, or revoke the passport of, any individual whom the IRS certified as having a “seriously delinquent tax liability.” In other words, this means that an individual is at risk of losing their ability to travel outside of the United States if they owe more than $51,000 in unresolved back taxes.
Would you know if your passport is denied?
Yes, you will. The State Department will notify you in writing if the passport renewal application is denied or U.S. passport is revoked.
What if the travel is necessary?
You must pay your tax balances in full if you need your U.S. passport to keep your job or travel. In addition, you can make an alternative payment arrangement with the IRS to have your certification reversed once the delinquent tax liability is certified.
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Our team of tax experts are fully aware of the most recent tax laws and have successfully helped individuals navigate through this section of the tax code. Call Coast One Tax Group at 18009010885 for a free consultation and let us provide you with the best option to resolve your back taxes and ensure that your rights are protected.