The IRS is restarting passport revocation for some delinquent taxpayers. The tax agency has announced that it’s stopping the temporary program that had halted certifying certain taxpayers for passport revocation. That included taxpayers that had tax debts but also had an open Taxpayer Advocate Service case.
When the IRS certifies to the U.S. State Department that a taxpayer owes a seriously delinquent tax debt, currently $52,000 or more, the taxpayer can’t obtain or renew a passport with the department. Before this happens, taxpayers have multiple opportunities and a lengthy period (a minimum 32 weeks, but often up to a year) to work with the IRS on a payment plan.