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Senate Bill 1813 was introduced back in November by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Los Angeles) to “reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes” .
In addition to authorizing appropriations for federal transportation and infrastructure programs, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or “MAP-21″ includes a provision that would allow for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone with “certain unpaid taxes” or “tax delinquencies”.
However, there does not appear to be any specific language requiring a taxpayer to be charged with tax evasion or any other crime in order to have their passport revoked or limited — only that a notice of lien or levy has been filed by the IRS.
``SEC. 7345. REVOCATION OR DENIAL OF PASSPORT IN CASE OF CERTAIN TAX
``(a) In General.--If the Secretary receives certification by the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue that any individual has a seriously
delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000, the Secretary
shall transmit such certification to the Secretary of State for action
with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport ...
It is the rich slick bastards that will owe the IRS yet jet around for fancy vacations.
Originally posted by Aliensun
That doesn't bother me. It is the rich slick bastards that will owe the IRS yet jet around for fancy vacations.
And after all, isn't it a basic understanding that paying taxes is a responsibilty of each citizen? And if you have a judgement against you by the IRS, shouldn't you be working to get that settled one way or the other rather than planning a trip to some foreign country?
Oh, I can hear the squealers....
Such protesters are no better than the welfare entitlement folks. All of them want something for nothing.
Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse
The part that gets me though is that the IRS doesn't even have to charge you for Tax Evasion for them to get your passport. It can simply say you owe this much and that is that. What kind of accountability is that?
Originally posted by mayabong
Guess I'll have to swim across the Rio Grande.