Can The IRS Take My Passport if I Owe Back Taxes?


You might think that if you avoid back taxes, they will eventually go away. However, this is far from the truth. If you owe a large amount of taxes and you’re not in an agreement to pay the IRS, you can expect certain tactics to be used against you. Technically, the IRS can’t take away your passport, but the IRS has the power to begin the process that leads to the State Department restricting your passport.

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Is Your Passport in Danger?

Your passport is at risk if you’re classified as a “seriously delinquent tax debtor.” You belong to this population if you owe more than $51,000 and haven’t made any arrangements with the IRS to pay outstanding debt.

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who are affected by this program, you’ll receive an IRS notice about your outstanding tax bill. If you choose to ignore this notice and don’t do anything about your balance, the IRS will notify the State Department. Then, the State Department can restrict your international travel and your passport renewal.

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If your passport is at risk or already affected, our tax relief company in Sacramento encourages you to get into an IRS agreement to pay your taxes and remove the restrictions. Once you set up an agreement with the IRS, the State Department will be notified within 30 days. After that, you’ll be in the clear to travel abroad and/or renew your passport.

Are you currently affected by back taxes? Contact Paramount Tax Relief in Sacramento today, and we will help you figure out the best agreement for your situation and request it from the IRS for you.

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2019-05-21T18:22:12+00:00 May 21st, 2019|
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