Passport revoked if you owe tax?
On two recent occasions in 2014, Congressional Committees rejected riders permitting revocation of passports belonging to persons alleged to have over US$50,000 in unpaid tax liabilities. Such a proposal could nevertheless be introduced in proposed legislation at any time. Taxes can be collected without imposition of undue and unwarranted hardship for traveling Americans and for those living overseas. For reasons grounded in principle, law, and equity, ACA strongly OPPOSES the notion of revoking passports for the purpose of collecting tax debts.
Read more: ACA Position Paper on Passport Revocation