The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act signed in to law in 2015, includes a provision regarding delinquent tax debts that may cause you to have your US States Passport revoked!
The FAST Act added new Code Section 7345, requiring the US Treasury Department to notify the State Department if a certification is made that an individual has a “seriously delinquent tax debt.”
• This provision requires the Internal Revenue Service to collaborate with the State Department to deny or revoke the passport of any US taxpayer, if they have seriously delinquent tax debt.
• Employers who have US citizen employees on permanent or temporary assignment outside of the country should communicate Code Section 7345’s requirements to these employees.
• Those employees at risk must take action or face the denial of a passport renewal, or revocation of their current passport.