An enforcement initiative for passport holders with tax debts is heating up. A 2015 law gives the State Dept. the ability to deny or revoke passports of individuals who have delinquent federal tax debts in excess of $50,000, on whom a notice of federal tax lien has been filed or a levy has been issued. It doesn’t include those who are paying their taxes under an installment agreement.
Beginning later this year, IRS will send a notice to affected taxpayers.
And it will give a list of names to the State Dept. Before denying passports, State will give folks 90 days to satisfy the debt or agree to a payment plan with IRS.