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IRS can take passports from those buried in debt

Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 20:31:54-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - If you're too deep in debt, you could lose your passport.

A new law passed by Congress this month allows the IRS to strip passports away from anyone who owes the U.S. government at least $50,000 in unpaid taxes.

The law gives the IRS and U.S. Department of Treasury permission to deny passport privileges to delinquent taxpayers.

Those who owe more than $50,000 will receive a written notice after the IRS has filed a lien. 

Those who have their passports revoked outside of the U.S. will be allowed to return home.