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As U.S. Passports For Domestic Flights Loom, IRS Can Now Revoke Passports

In October 2020, your state’s driver’s license may not be enough to get you through security and on board. In fact, 26 states–including California–do not meet federal regulations. There is an extension of time for these states, through Oct. 10, 2016. But after that, there is worry that your U.S. passport may be needed.the-usa-passport

The Real ID Act created a national standard for state-issued IDs. Some states initially refused to comply, fearing that the federal government would make a national database of citizens.

A U.S. passport will have increasing importance even for domestic travel. But what if your passport is cancelled because you owe the IRS? H.R.22 added new section 7345 to the tax code, titled “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” 

Even months after the law passed, administrative details about how it will be administered remain scant. The list of affected taxpayers will be compiled by the IRS, using a threshold of $50,000 in unpaid federal taxes.

Original Story at Forbes.