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There is a grain of truth to this rumor. You see, senate bill 1813 which was proposed back in 2012 would make it such that if you owed the IRS more than $50,000 you would not be able to have a passport
However, to the best of my knowledge that bill has not became a law.
Until that happens, you can fly wherever you want, even if you owe back taxes.
Can you please verify this to be a fact?
This is fact, this never became law.
Was it the MAP 21 bill?
I need to be absolutely sure as I am going on vacation on monday to another country.
Do you have a passport that is not expired?
The law would only prevent you from getting a passport, which would then prevent you from traveling.
Yes, it expires in 2015
If you have a passport then you can travel freely. It would be when you go to renew the passport that you may have issues.
I see, but you said that bill never became law, so are you saying that it did become law?
No, I'm saying if it did become law, that is what it would be
I see, and a $50,000 minimum back tax, I own under 10k
But there is currently no law on the books that would prevent you from traveling
That is correct - only for those who owe more than $50,000
Are you a lawyer?
No, I am a CPA.
Ok. Can you please tell me what bill this was ?
Make that 1813
looks like this bill passed the senate
The articles I all read did not note that they passed.
However, you're only gridlocked if you are applying for or renewing your passport and you owe the IRS more than $50,000
So if you owe $10,000 or less you're good, and you're still good because you have a valid passport.
Okay thanks for that.
Is there anything else I can assist you with today?
is says status: Died
but it also says, signed by president.
this is confusing
Yes, but if you owe less than $50,000 you have nothing to worry about
ok, thank you for your assistance.
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