Senate Expected to Pass Bill that would Revoke Passports of Delinquent US Taxpayers- What is next?
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The Senate has unanimously approved a provision to a highway transportation bill that would revoke the passports of people with delinquent tax debts. There is no trial. Your Government decides who is delinquent.
But there is more iron curtain type laws. This addition to the bill would allow the State Department to deny, revoke or limit a passport for any individual whom the Internal Revenue Service has certified as having a having in excess of $50,000.
A delinquent tax debt would be one for which a notice of a federal tax lien or a notice of a levy has been filed. Levies and liens are filed without a court hearing. Yep, some bureaucratic employee files a simple form.
An exception is allowed when the debt is being paid in a timely manner under an agreement with the IRS, or if collection on the debt has been suspended because of a collection due process hearing or other relief has been requested or is pending.
The Senate is expect to vote on the overall bill and pass it later this week. The House is will take up the bill in the coming weeks. Keep in mind this both parties. There are no good guys in the bunch.