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IRS Denies Taxpayer Advocate Request for Passport Program Relief

Oct. 16, 2019, 8:09 PM

The IRS won’t create a broad exception from its passport revocation and denial program for people who have open cases with the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the agency said.

After a review, “the IRS has determined that a blanket, systemic exception for anyone with an open TAS case is overly broad and could undermine the effectiveness of the statute enacted by Congress in the FAST Act to collect a seriously delinquent tax debt,” the agency said in an Oct. 16 update.

The IRS has the authority to ask the State Department to deny or revoke passports of taxpayers with ...