New law allows revocation of passports for delinquent taxpayers

On December 4, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. While the main purpose of the legislation is to provide funding through 2020 for highways and other transportation projects, the bill also contains several new provisions designed to recover unpaid taxes, including requirements that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) use private debt collection agencies and that the U.S. State Department refrain from issuing or renewing passports for certain taxpayers with outstanding tax debts in excess of $50,000.

For more information, visit our “Tax Guide Online” website and click on the “What’s New” button, where we provide details about this update.

We encourage you to visit our website today and often throughout the year. If you have questions on these or other topics, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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