Oklahoma City, OK asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma

Q: I’m getting married in Mexico in November & just realized my dad hasn’t filed his taxes for multiple years.

I didn’t realize the IRS could put a hold on your passport. He’s never been out of the country before and this would be his first time filing for a passport. He’s just careless and hasn’t filed. I’m really sad and want my dad to walk me down the aisle.. is that even going to be possible at this point? I don’t even know where to begin

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Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Burlington, CT

A: The IRS uses many tactics to get people to comply with the tax laws, this is one of them. If you wedding is not until November that should give him enough time to get this moving forward and hopefully enable him to obtain a passport. Your father needs to contact a tax attorney and at least have an initial consult to get him back on track. Most of us do not charge an initial consultation fee. Just tell him to stay away from the places he sees advertised on TV.

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