The IRS may be ready to implement a rule that lets them seize your passport if you owe a lot in back taxes.
The IRS has the authority to take the travel document under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation, or FAST ACT.
Uncle Sam can deny your passport application or revoke your current passport if you owe more than $52,000 in unpaid taxes.
The IRS says it will now start working with the State Department to crack down on deadbeats.
More than 400,000 Americans have been told their passports are at risk.
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