Thinking about a European cruise this summer? Better not owe taxes.
As we make plans for summer travel abroad and at home, concerns turn to the cost of fuel and how it might affect our projected budget. When studying global destination information, we focus on security matters, currency exchange rates and tips from trusted sources. Getting a good handle on all these topics is part of the travel process.
Now, a new concern may affect some travelers. A transportation bill making its way through Congress could allow the federal government to prevent Americans who owe back taxes from leaving the country.
The provision is part of Senate Bill 1813, also called the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, was introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in November and passed by the Senate on March 14. This far-reaching transportation bill allows the federal government to revoke the passports of citizens the IRS claims owe taxes.
- Lawmakers Plot To Limit Travel Abroad And At Home (gadling.com)
- Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers (newsworldwide.wordpress.com)
- MAP-21 Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers (misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com)
- No Taxes? No Passport. (taxprof.typepad.com)