New law HR 22: If you owe taxes, your passport will be confiscated

In the former Soviet Union and Maoist China, citizens were prevented from free travel within their countries, as well as the freedom to leave their countries.

On December 4, 2015, while the media whipped Americans into a frenzy over the San Bernardino mass shooting of 2 days ago, Obama quietly signed into law H.R. 22, a bill that would make the former Soviet Union and every totalitarian state proud.

H.R. 22: FAST Act (also called Hire More Heroes Act of 2015) renders Americans whom the IRS maintains to have “seriously delinquent tax debt” no longer free to leave or travel outside the United States. 

devouring monster

As Simon Black, founder of SovereignMan, points out:

A bankrupt government has just awarded itself even more power to destroy people’s freedom in the name of plundering wealth from the citizens.

They made it happen quietly over a weekend when everyone was distracted with a violent shooting….

Buried deep within its [HR22] 400+ pages is a provision giving the government the authority to revoke your passport if they believe in their sole discretion that you have “seriously delinquent tax debt”….

So this provision is now officially law and will be formally codified in section 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code.

There’s no judge. No trial. It’s a simple administrative procedure. Like that… poof… you can be stripped of your passport.

H.R. 22, Section 7345(a) states:

In general.—If the Secretary receives certification by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue that an individual has a seriously delinquent tax debt, the Secretary shall transmit such certification to the Secretary of State for action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport pursuant to section 32101 of the FAST Act.

H. R. 22, Section 32101(a) states that “Subchapter D of chapter 75 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end” Section 7345 of H.R. 22.

H.R. 22, Section 7345(b) defines “seriously delinquent tax debt” as “an unpaid, legally enforceable Federal tax liability of an individual” which:

  1. has been assessed,
  2. is greater than $50,000, and
  3. with respect to which a notice of lien has been filed and “a levy is made pursuant to section 6331.”

Worse still is the fact that H.R. 22 includes a “get out of jail free clause” for government officials if they make a mistake in denying or revoking your passport. Section 7345(e)(3) states that:

“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. . .”

That means the United States government can revoke your passport on the grounds that you are “seriously” delinquent in paying your taxes, and even if it turns out you had paid your taxes, you cannot hold accountable those officials who mistakenly had revoked your passport.

H.R. 22 was sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), with 118 co-sponsors. The FAST Act became Public Law No: 114-94 on Dec. 4, 2015.

Simon Black observes:

If you still think the government is there to protect and support you, it’s time to take a hard look at reality….

These people are flat broke. And you are nothing but a dairy cow to them, locked in a pasture to be milked dry as they slide further into bankruptcy.

This is not some wild conspiracy theory. This is their own law, one that they passed when you weren’t looking.

Their own numbers show that they’re bankrupt, and that the trust funds they’re managing on your behalf for programs like Social Security and Medicare are either underfunded or out of cash.

Did you know that a few weeks ago, the bankrupt Greek government started demanding its taxpayers report their gold, jewelry, and even cash stashed under their mattresses?

See also “Cash-hungry governments across the world seize inactive bank accounts“.

~Eowyn

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21 responses to “New law HR 22: If you owe taxes, your passport will be confiscated

  1. Reblogged this on Debatable News: Mainstream to Tinfoil Hat and more and commented:
    Everything you say is true AND it is an underhanded sly psychological manipulation to make ordinary citizens more accepting of illegal immigrants? Pretty sh*tty if you ask me. And, yes, very similar to the kind of things the Soviets (and pre-EU Europe, too) were doing “back in the day.” (Watch all those old spy movies and all the issues about passports, original Day of the Jackal, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQdYPtm2u2k)

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  2. Wow! That is chilling!

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  3. This was signed into law Dec. 4th, and I am JUST reading about it TODAY?!?! WTH?!
    I must have been in a coma?? /sarc/

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  4. An interesting development signed by the non-American, criminal, delinquent president. It is noteworthy that the late famous blind Bulgarian seer, Baba Vanga, whose prophecies were 85% accurate, predicted that an African would be the 44th president of the United States and would also be the last president. http://tinyurl.com/oh5rnu7 .
    (The fulfilment or not of a notable seer’s prophecies has less to do with the accuracy of their vision, but more to do with human activities that change the course of future events beyond or external to the seer’s vision parameters at the time. The future is not set in stone. Time, future history, is mutable and malleable.)
    As America is dead broke to the tune of $17 trillion dollars, (dismissing the liars who claim otherwise), and various States are already bankrupt, an ever-increasing number of laws are engineered by fraudsters and psychopathic criminals in government and industry to garrote ordinary Americans, false flag events are created, (the greatest ever being 9/11), to maintain the state of terror and disempower ‘the people’ ever more. The seeds are being sown for the 2nd American Revolution. The question is, when will it happen? There is already discussion by various States to secede from the union. See: One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why? – http://tinyurl.com/nk9vw6y .
    The time is very near; many are talking of the pending total collapse…

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  5. I know whom I believeth and as frightening as this is, we just have to keep the faith. Do what we can to stop it, but when all is said and done, there is not much we can actually do. I pray that Trump wins the 2016 election, that is if the prez actually allows the election to happen. My theory is that early next year, say around May/June/July, we will experience 2008 on steroids. As in ‘we ain’t seen noth’in yet’ and the prez will declare martial law. There goes the election and the prez becomes prez for life. May the Lord have mercy.

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  6. Left/liberal progressives… instant fascists, juts add power.

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  7. Frankly, rather than a bill crafted as such . . . how about one that states that “any IRS employee who is in arrears more than 365 days gets an automatic pink slip”. Hopefully, that would clean out the vipers who infest the ranks of the IRS who are tax cheats. I cannot help but believe that there are people who could do these jobs and pay their taxes at the same time!

    When governments start these kinds of confiscatory methods–it will never stop–like dominos falling, there will be another and another kind of confiscation enacted. The problem is we have a spending problem in this country. We out spend our income, and no one in authority really cares about the situation because they are getting “theirs” (whatever it may be.)

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  8. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  9. Isn’t it obvious we’re living under a criminal government? Bureaucracies tend to attract sadists simply because they are unelected and accountable to no one. Bureaucracies love secret, arcane procedures and legalese designed to intimidate, and they are selectively DEAF to cries of fairness!
    BOTH political parties should be prosecuted under RICO Statutes!

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  11. And ANOTHER thing-cut the Salaries of Fed. Government,from President down,to $9.00/hour,for time AT work ONLY,eliminate Retirement except for a 1 year severance when someone quits or retires,and 2 weeks wages when someone is dismissed. (fired).

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  12. What a misnomer of a title !! ……….It’s a money grab , plain and simple .

    If you want to find real people looking out for the best interests of their fellow man ,don’t pay them . You will quickly find out the difference

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  13. Geez…..guess this is gonna “suck” big time to Obummer”s “spiritual” advisor,” the “Rev.” Al Sharpton……..among others……Won’t be able to take the expected/normal vacations abroad or on their tropical island properties……….((see the tears rolling down my cheeks?)).

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  14. This article is total BS
    There isn’t even a Section 7345.
    HR 22 is to fix our failing infrastructure.
    Section 7300 discuss braking system requirements in passanger trains. Truly amazing how stupid people are to believe this stuff. How about grow a brain and actually look up the information yourself then believe idiots like this Dr. Eowyn.

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    • @John J. Baker of Chandler, Arizona:

      “H.R. 22, Title XXII, Subtitle A — Tax Provision, Sec. 7345. Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain tax delinquencies.
      (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 the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 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.”

      https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/22/text#toc-H4192723E0AE64940B5BC42ED33C8C5E6

      You’re so right, John, it is “truly amazing how stupid” and arrogant you are.

      Cheers!

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