On November 17, 2015 we posted "Tax Delinquents May Have Passports Canceled - Take 2!," where we discussed that nothing has happen since our May 31, 2012 post "Tax Delinquents May Have Passports Canceled & Be Questioned at Air & Sea Ports" as it relates to the IRS being able to revoke the passports of Americans who owe substantial unpaid taxes.
However a recent bill known as the H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which It includes amendments to the tax code that would allow authorities to revoke or deny the passport of any US taxpayer who has unpaid taxes in excess of $50,000 or who have not obtained or won’t provide a Social Security number, has been approve by the conference committee.
The applicable provision in the FAST Act is entitled "Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes (sec. 52101 of the Senate amendment, sec. 32102 of the House amendment, sec. 32101 of the conference agreement and secs. 6320 and 6331 and new secs. 7345 and 6103(k)(11) of the Internal Revenue Code)"
This bill will be sent by the Conference Committee back to both the House & the Senate, which must both pass this bill, before it can be sent to the president for signature.
Read more at: Tax Times blog