71°F
weather icon Clear

IRS: Tax debt could lead to passport revocation

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.

They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later, the IRS said in an announcement earlier this month.

Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the IRS notifies the State Department of taxpayers certified as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, which is currently $52,000 or more.

The law then requires the State Department to deny their passport application or renewal. If a taxpayer currently has a valid passport, the State Department may revoke the passport or limit a taxpayer’s ability to travel outside the United States, the IRS said.

When the IRS certifies a taxpayer to the State Department as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, the taxpayer receives a Notice CP508C from the IRS. The notice explains what steps the taxpayer needs to take to resolve the debt. The IRS said it can help taxpayers resolve the debt.

For example, they can help taxpayers set up a payment plan or make them aware of other payment options. Taxpayers should not delay because some resolutions take longer than others.

“It’s especially important for taxpayers with imminent travel plans who have had their passport applications denied by (the State Department) to call the IRS promptly,” the IRS said in a statement.

For additional details, go to irs.gov on the web.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Halloween events abound in Pahrump

Several local individuals and organizations including the Nye County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a special two-day Halloween celebration.

Friday declared a day to remember nuke workers

Cold War Patriots will host a virtual 12th Annual Cold War Patriots Official National Day of Remembrance on Friday, Oct. 30. The presentation will be available for on-demand viewing any time. The celebration recognizes the men and women who worked in the U.S. nuclear weapons and uranium industries and honors those who are no longer with us.

Nye County floats possibility of balloon ordinance

Whether finding them fascinating or frightening, everyone seems to have an opinion on hot air balloons and for several Pahrump locals, they have recently become a big problem.

Sisolak proclaims Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day

Gov. Steve Sisolak has proclaimed Oct. 12 Indigenous People’s Day in Nevada, a proclamation that recognizes the Paiutes, Shoshone and Washoe nations as early inhabitants of the Great Basin and reiterates the state’s commitment to close the equity gap between indigenous people and the larger population.

Attorneys general oppose limits on foreign students

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Tuesday he joined 22 state attorneys general in opposing efforts by the Trump administration to severely restrict the amount of time international students are allowed to stay in the United States.

Last Bottle House resident passes

Evan Thompson III, the last person to have actually lived in the Tom Kelly Bottle House in Rhyolite, passed away Oct. 2 at the age of 83. Most of the information in this article comes from an interview I conducted with him some five years ago.

Deal brings vision plans to Nevada Health Link

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange on Wednesday announced a partnership with VSP Individual Vision Plans, an offering of VSP Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company.

Health district offers tips for a safe Halloween

Traditional Halloween activities can be unsafe during a pandemic, and the Southern Nevada Health District is issuing tips to help plan for a safer and healthier Halloween.

Cattlemen seeking teacher of the year nominations

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association has started their annual quest for teacher of the year candidates and are asking for help in soliciting nominations from school principals and fellow teachers. The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 1.