This new official/unofficial enforcement of the Reed Amendment may be a reaction to the news about Facebook’s co-founder Eduardo Saverin having renounced his U.S. citizenship, which we discussed in our May14, 2012 post "Facebook's Co-Founder Just Defriended America." At the time there was speculation regarding whether The Reed Amendment would be applied to him thereby preventing him reentry into the U.S. and Reed himself sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano urging her to bar Saverin from re-entry.
The Reed Amendment was an amendment to the United States' Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 regarding the admission of former U.S. citizens. It added the following text to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965's list of "Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admissions" (8 USC § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens)
Other highly controversial proposals would revoke or deny passports to those owing the IRS $50,000 or more; see our post Tax Delinquents May Have Passports Canceled & Be Questioned at Air & Sea Ports.
Other related news conserning tax related actions being taken by Homeland Security was discussed in our post Dead Beat Taxpayers Residing residing outside U.S. ques Toned at U.S. border regarding back taxes. This post discussed theat Taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Read more at: Tax Times blog