Beginning this month, passport applicants who have been certified as having a seriously delinquent federal tax debt of more than $50,000 (including interest and penalties) may be denied issuance of a U.S. passport and may have any currently valid U.S. passport revoked.
Applications from passport applicants with seriously delinquent tax debt may be delayed until their tax issues are resolved with the Internal Revenue Service. Passport Services will notify these applicants in writing.
Once an applicant has resolved the tax problem with the IRS, the IRS will reverse the certification within 30 days of resolution of the issue and provide notification to the Department of State as soon as possible. The issue may be resolved by paying the balance in full or making payment arrangements with the IRS.
For questions, or to resolve a seriously delinquent tax debt, applicants should contact the IRS at 1-855-519-4965.