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IRS is trying to put pressure on taxpayers who will over $50,000 the fear of losing their Tax Court to pony up and pay their tax that.They are using other government agencies to help them in this process and so far it’s working.


It seems that “at least 362,000 Americans” will have their passport applications denied due to outstanding tax debts and the list keeps growing.

According to IRS Division Commissioner Mary Beth Murphy, this new law has already led to a substantial amount of tax collections. One taxpayer reportedly paid around $1 million in back taxes to avoid being denied a passport.

An IRS spokesperson has confirmed that the agency has collected $11.5 million from 220 taxpayers with another 1,400 signing installment agreements to avoid being prevented from traveling.

There are number of measures that you can take to avoid this happening. By contacting our office will review the various programs and ensure that your passport will not be taken.

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The New Tax Law and the History behind everything.


The Internal Revenue Service reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew a current passport or obtain a new passport if they owe federal taxes. To avoid delays in travel plans, taxpayers need to take prompt action to resolve their tax issues.

In January of last year, the IRS began implementing new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”


These new procedures implement provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The law requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the IRS has certified as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, which is $52,000 or more.

The law also requires State to deny their passport application or renewal. If a taxpayer currently has a valid passport, the State Department may revoke the passport or limit ability to travel outside the United States.

When the IRS certifies a taxpayer to the State Department as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, they receive a Notice CP508C from the IRS. This is the IRS nasty gram.

“When a taxpayer no longer has a seriously delinquent tax debt, because they paid it in full or made another payment arrangement, the IRS will reverse the taxpayer’s certification within thirty days.”

State will then remove the certification from the taxpayer’s record, so their passport won’t be at risk under this program. The IRS can expedite the decertification notice to the State Department for a taxpayer who resolves their debt, has a pending passport application and has imminent travel plans or lives abroad with an urgent need for a passport.

A taxpayer with a seriously delinquent tax debt is generally someone who owes the IRS more than $52,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest for which the IRS has filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien and the period to challenge it has expired or the IRS has issued a levy.

Before denying a passport renewal or new passport application, the State Department will hold the taxpayer’s application for 90 days to allow them to:

• Resolve any erroneous certification issues,
• Make full payment of the tax debt, or
• Enter a satisfactory payment arrangement with the IRS.


Different Ways to Resolve Tax Issues and the IRS Tax Debt


There are several ways taxpayers can avoid having the IRS notify the State Department of their seriously delinquent tax debt.

They include the following:

• Paying the tax debt in full,
• Paying the tax debt timely under an approved installment agreement,
• Paying the tax debt timely under an accepted offer in compromise,
• Paying the tax debt timely under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice,
• Having requested or have a pending collection due process appeal with a levy, or
• Having collection suspended because a taxpayer has made an innocent spouse election or requested innocent spouse relief.

Some of the Tax Relief programs for unpaid/back taxes to the IRS


Taxpayers qualify for one of several relief programs including the following:


1. IRS Payment agreement

Taxpayers can ask for a payment plan with the IRS by filing Form 9465. Taxpayers can download this form from and mail it along with a tax return, bill or notice. Some taxpayers can use the online payment agreement to set up a monthly payment agreement.

2. IRS Offer in compromise

Some taxpayers may qualify for an offer in compromise, an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the tax liability for less than the full amount owed. The IRS looks at the taxpayer’s income and assets to decide the taxpayer’s ability to pay. Taxpayers can use the Offer in Compromise Pre-Qualifier tool to help them decide whether they’re eligible for an offer in compromise.


Subject to change, the IRS also will not certify a taxpayer as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt or will reverse the certification for a taxpayer:

• Who is in bankruptcy,
• Who is deceased,
• Who is identified by the IRS as a victim of tax-related identity theft,
• Whose account the IRS has determined is currently not collectible due to hardship,
• Who is located within a federally declared disaster area,
• Who has a request pending with the IRS for an installment agreement,
• Who has a pending offer in compromise with the IRS, or
• Who has an IRS accepted adjustment that will satisfy the debt in full.

For taxpayers serving in a combat zone who owe a seriously delinquent tax debt, the IRS postpones notifying the State Department of the delinquency and the taxpayer’s passport is not subject to denial during the time of service in a combat zone.

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Mr. Michael D. Sullivan

Michael D. Sullivan is the founder of MD Sullivan Tax Group. He had a distinguished career with the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years. As a veteran IRS Revenue Officer / Agent, he served as an Offer in Compromise Tax Specialist and Large Dollar Case Specialist.

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