Tag Archives: Passport

Tax Debt and Having Your Passport Taken Away

Congress granted the IRS the power to revoke passports in December 2015.  The process is cumbersome and bureaucratic because it involves both the IRS and the State Department.  Since the State Department is responsible for issuing and taking away passports, the … Continue reading

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IRS On a Roll with Passport Denials and Revocations – $51,000 Covered!

Yesterday the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “strongly encouraged” taxpayers who are seriously behind on their taxes to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement with the IRS to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.  It has also … Continue reading

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Revocation or Denial of US Passport for Tax Debt – It Has Begun

If you have “seriously delinquent tax debt”, Internal Revenue Code Section 7345 authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that unfortunate fact to the State Department. Once the State Department receives certification from the IRS it generally will not issue or … Continue reading

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Second Citizenship and Second Passport

In today’s world, the significance of diplomatic immunity has increased a great deal. It’s a common belief that foreign diplomats, their staff and immediate members of the family cannot belong to the local laws and conditions, which the truth is, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to hear Jerusalem passport, arbitration cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in MBZ v. Clinton [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether the political question doctrine [Cornell LII backgrounder] deprives a federal court of … Continue reading

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