In the next few years, you will need more than your state Driver’s License for air travel on domestic flights. Air travelers from state to state will be required to carry a U.S. passport. And, if you owe the IRS enough taxes, a new law will grant the government the power to revoke your U.S. passport.
Specifically, H.R.22 added new section 7345 to the tax code, titled “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” This new law gives the IRS the ability to take away a delinquent taxpayer’s freedom to travel by air. If you owe more than $50,000 in tax liability, the IRS in cooperation from the State Department will block you from travel by air within the United States. Furthermore, if a taxpayer owes more than $50,000, you will not be granted a new passport nor will you be given a renewal