Thousands of Americans may be denied a passport over failure to pay tax debt
A 2015 law that was enforced in February requires the IRS and State Department deny passports to Americans who owe more than $51,000 in unpaid taxes
A spokeswoman for the IRS said roughly 326,000 people are affected by the law
Officials said they will not be revoking passports, simply denying applications for a new passport or a passport renewal
The IRS spokeswoman said that 220 people have paid more than $11.5million in overdue taxes as of late June so they could either apply for a passport or renew it
Some 1,400 others have set up payment plans to pay off what they owe
By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 18:01 BST, 7 July 2018 | UPDATED: 21:09 BST, 7 July 2018
Hundreds of thousands of Americans may soon be denied a new or renewed passport over failure to pay tax debt.
A 2015 law requires that the Internal Revenue Service and State Department deny passports to Americans who owe more than $51,000 in unpaid taxes. Officials started to enforce the law in February.
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