Unpaid Tax Bills May Soon Lead to Passport Denial

passport denialIf you owe the IRS $50,000 or more in unpaid taxes, you might need to cancel your international travel plans in 2016 due to passport denial. Thanks to a new bill, H.R. 22, which passed earlier this year in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the State Department could revoke, deny or limit passports to anyone with a serious tax debt. According to a recent Forbes article, critics of the bill say travel is a “fundamental and constitutional” right that should not be threatened by a tax debt, no matter how significant. The bill is currently waiting in conference where it is possible it could change. However, it is expected to become law in January 2016. If you are working with an experienced tax attorney to contest a significant tax bill in court or with the IRS, that will not count against you unless it is determined that you are responsible for paying the debt.

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