Tax Expert and Advisor Barry G. Fowler, EA, Cautions That International Travel Plans Could Be Disrupted For US Citizens Who Owe Taxes
Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions relays information about the IRS law that prevents taxpayers who owe significant amount of back taxes from traveling outside the country until taxes are paid.
Houston, TX – July 20, 2018 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new blog on the company website entitled “International Travel Plans Could Be Interrupted By The IRS.” Mr. Fowler provides an update on the law that allows the government not to provide or renew passports for delinquent taxpayers.
“Imagine if you planned a trip to Europe,” writes Fowler, “got to the airport and were told upon presenting your passport that you could not leave the country.” He continues adding, “In the times we are living in, you might expect not to be able to get back into the country if you are among those poor souls targeted in the U.S. travel ban. But, American citizens not being able to get out of the country is a whole other ballgame.” He elaborates further, “It’s one the IRS has started in order to motivate people who don’t pay their taxes to pay up. And, I’ve dramatized it a bit. You wouldn’t be able to get or renew your passport.”
As Fowler points out, “According to an article posted at thehill.com, “As many as 362,000 Americans fall under the category of those with outstanding debt for whom the State Department should deny passport applications or renewals.” The article continues saying that, “For now, agency officials stressed that they are just denying applications for new or renewed passports and were not revoking passports from any Americans with outstanding debt.”
Fowler emphasizes, “The IRS has made exceptions for victims of identity theft, those claiming ‘innocent-spouse’ relief, and those who live in a federally declared disaster zone.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.taxationsolutions.net/international-travel-plans-could-be-interrupted-by-the-irs/
About Barry G. Fowler, EA
Barry G. Fowler founded Taxation Solutions out of a genuine concern for the IRS issues his clients face, many of whom are self-employed, contract employees, or entrepreneurs. For his contributions to his profession and expertise in tax resolution and financial planning, Fowler has been featured as one of America’s Trendsetters on CBS and Yahoo, and as a Premier Expert in Inc. Magazine. He has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people resolve complex tax issues with the IRS.
Fowler is licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a longstanding member of several tax industry professional organizations: NAEA, NATP, TSEA, ASTPS.