Everyone knows that the logistics of international travel are complicated. From packing enough for your time away, to a long flight overseas, to the customs process and your passport - everything has to work in sync for your trip to be a success. However, if you have unpaid taxes, your trip overseas could get a little more complicated.
The IRS has many tools at its disposal to enforce the collection of unpaid tax debts, among them liens, levies, and even asset seizure. Beginning in late March, the IRS, in conjunction with the State Department, will have yet other weapon in its arsenal. Very shortly, the IRS will be forwarding the State Department information regarding individuals who have substantial tax deficiencies. Upon receipt of this information, the State Department can deny a taxpayer's passport application or renewal or place other restrictions on the taxpayer's passport.