[USC03] 22 USC 2714a: Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes
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22 USC 2714a: Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes Text contains those laws in effect on June 24, 2017
From Title 22-FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 38-DEPARTMENT OF STATE

§2714a. Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes

(a) to (d) Omitted

(e) Authority to deny or revoke passport

(1) Denial

(A) In general

Except as provided under subparagraph (B), upon receiving a certification described in section 7345 of title 26 from the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State shall not issue a passport to any individual who has a seriously delinquent tax debt described in such section.

(B) Emergency and humanitarian situations

Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary of State may issue a passport, in emergency circumstances or for humanitarian reasons, to an individual described in such subparagraph.

(2) Revocation

(A) In general

The Secretary of State may revoke a passport previously issued to any individual described in paragraph (1)(A).

(B) Limitation for return to United States

If the Secretary of State decides to revoke a passport under subparagraph (A), the Secretary of State, before revocation, may-

(i) limit a previously issued passport only for return travel to the United States; or

(ii) issue a limited passport that only permits return travel to the United States.

(3) Hold harmless

The Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, and any of their designees shall not be liable to an individual for any action with respect to a certification by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue under section 7345 of title 26.

(f) Revocation or denial of passport in case of individual without social security account number

(1) Denial

(A) In general

Except as provided under subparagraph (B), upon receiving an application for a passport from an individual that either-

(i) does not include the social security account number issued to that individual, or

(ii) includes an incorrect or invalid social security number willfully, intentionally, negligently, or recklessly provided by such individual,


the Secretary of State is authorized to deny such application and is authorized to not issue a passport to the individual.

(B) Emergency and humanitarian situations

Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary of State may issue a passport, in emergency circumstances or for humanitarian reasons, to an individual described in subparagraph (A).

(2) Revocation

(A) In general

The Secretary of State may revoke a passport previously issued to any individual described in paragraph (1)(A).

(B) Limitation for return to United States

If the Secretary of State decides to revoke a passport under subparagraph (A), the Secretary of State, before revocation, may-

(i) limit a previously issued passport only for return travel to the United States; or

(ii) issue a limited passport that only permits return travel to the United States.

(g) Removal of certification from record when debt ceases to be seriously delinquent

If pursuant to subsection (c) or (e) of section 7345 of title 26 the Secretary of State receives from the Secretary of the Treasury a notice that an individual ceases to have a seriously delinquent tax debt, the Secretary of State shall remove from the individual's record the certification with respect to such debt.

(h) Omitted

(i) Effective date

The provisions of, and amendments made by, this section shall take effect on December 4, 2015.

( Pub. L. 114–94, div. C, title XXXII, §32101, Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1729 .)

References in Text

For the amendments made by this section, referred to in subsec. (i), see Codification note below.

Codification

Section is comprised of section 32101 of Pub. L. 114–94. Subsections (a) to (d) and (h) of section 32101 of Pub. L. 114–94 made the following amendments: subsection (a) enacted section 7345 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code; subsection (b) amended sections 6320 and 6331 of Title 26; subsection (c) amended section 6103 of Title 26; subsection (d) amended section 7508 of Title 26; and subsection (h) amended the analysis for subchapter D of chapter 75 of Title 26.