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IRS Cracking Down on Taxpayer Travel Plans

In an effort to put new pressure on taxpayers with tax delinquencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is leveraging its ability to block international travel—even in the absence of any flight risk.  Delinquent taxpayers—but not their lawyers—may receive a Notice CP508C from the IRS if they’ve been certified to the US Department of State and had their passports revoked.  Fortunately, there are avenues for dealing with this pressure beyond just relying on the IRS itself, as we describe below.  But all of the avenues are time consuming and will take work—even if you pay your taxes in full.  Be advised: cutting a check on the way to the international terminal is not likely to suffice.

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