The IRS is urging taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. If you owe a serious tax debt, which is currently $52,000 or more, the IRS will notify the State Department. Subsequently, the State Department is required to deny any passport application or renewal for such taxpayers. If you are delinquent and currently have a valid passport, the State Department may revoke the passport or limit your ability to travel outside the United States.
If the IRS certifies you as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, you will receive a notice that explains what steps you need to take to resolve the debt. There are several ways you can avoid having the IRS notify the State Department of seriously delinquent tax debt.
If you think you are in this situation, contact us to discuss how we can work together to resolve any tax debt, even if you haven’t received a notice yet.