Today, the State Department issued RIN 1400-AD97 incorporating statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain individuals who have seriously delinquent tax debt as defined by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act or submit passport applications without correct Social Security numbers. The new rule requires the State Department to deny a passport to an individual who is certified by the IRS to the Secretary of the Treasury as having a seriously delinquent tax debt as described in 26 U.S.C. 7345. A “seriously delinquent tax debt” is generally an assessment of $50,000 or more for which a lien or levy has been filed.