If another tax day has passed you by without resolving your IRS tax issues, take note. There is current legislation making its way through the Senate that aims to revoke your passport privileges if you have significant tax debt. I wrote a previous blog post on the bills introduction but a recent article in msn.com entitled “In the hole to Uncle Sam? Bill aims to strip your passport” reports on Senate passage of that bill further demonstrating the government’s creative determination to collect revenue with a vengeance.
The bill, S. 1813 passed the Senate on March 14 authorizing the “denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport” for taxpayers with “delinquent IRS tax debt in excess of $50,000.” A taxpayer slapped with a tax lien may have to shelve their foreign travel plans until their tax problems are resolved.
According to the msn.com article, the passport-revocation provision is only a proposal and it stands little chance of passing the House of Representatives, but its introduction into the legislative process brings an important point to light; the government will continue to make it more difficult for citizens to avoid their tax problems.
If you are in the unfortunate position of owing more than $20 thousand in back taxes or facing a tax lien or IRS bank levy, you don’t wait until your passport privileges are in jeopardy before you act. Get the tax relief you need by hiring a certified tax resolution specialist or a tax attorney to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf an appropriate IRS tax settlement you can live with.
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