An Over Reaching Government or what..?
The U.S. government reportedly plans to soon enact a law allowing your passport to be revoked or denied if you owe more than $50,000 in taxes.
Starting in January, the State Department will block Americans with “seriously delinquent” tax debt from receiving new passports and will be allowed to rescind existing passports of people who fall into that category, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The Internal Revenue Service will compile a list of Americans in violation of the new rule, using a threshold of $50,000 of unpaid federal taxes, including penalties and interest, which would be adjusted for inflation, the Journal reported.
“In most cases, the passport provision would apply if a taxpayer is subject to a lien, which advises creditors of a debt to the IRS, or a levy, which gives the IRS the authority to seize assets,” the Journal reported.
The penalty wouldn’t apply if a taxpayer is in the process of resolving tax debt with the IRS, or if the taxpayer is contesting the collection, or traveling for humanitarian purposes.
The rule is buried in a highway funding bill. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the move would save the government $398 million over the next decade, according to the Journal report.
This is what I refer to as various collusions put in and around the American public. Allow me to ask you a question or two:
(1) How many average citizens would know to look into the “Highway Funding Bill” to be aware of these proceedings. Far too many government expenditures somehow get tucked deeply into quite a few of these Appropriation bills, or what is left in the form of kickbacks are put into the Defense Spending bill.
As for me, this is far too easy of a way in which trillions of American dollars are “taxed” and then collected into some kind of agency that (2) have you ever heard of these deposits into these types of accounts?
(3) Are you able to name with certainty into what or where your income tax goes?
Again as for me — the use and abuse of agencies delivering up for themselves funding as a means of punishment to average Americans; moreover, how many Representatives, Senators, Directorates, or other U.S. Attorney’s, FBI agents, or any member of the government and on its payroll will end up suffering?
Anything that entails the IRS we believe should go immediately before at least a Congressional hearing — then to a vote. In all sincerity folks, as long as Obama is in office we as citizens of this Nation should be “Hawks” on every decision he endeavors to make. Do you trust Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton? Even worse still is within the notion that this fast and loose means of accounting and to what agencies this funding finds its way into.