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Can You Get a Passport if You Owe Taxes? What to Do if You Owe the IRS

Can you get a passport if you owe taxes?

Maybe not. Last year, a new law expanded the Internal Revenue Service’s power over your passport. Here’s what you need to know if you owe the IRS money and you need to travel.

When Can the IRS Take Your Passport?

The answer to the question “Can you get a passport if you owe taxes?” used to be “yes,” at least most of the time.

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Can You Get a New Passport if You Owe Taxes?

Whenever you apply for a passport, you are required to provide your social security number, which is then forwarded to the Department of the Treasury. Does that mean that the government will withhold your new passport if you owe the IRS money?

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