Al Sharpton Got DEVASTATING News Because He Has Unpaid Taxes That He Refuses To Pay
The New York Times reported that Al Sharpton was behind on his taxes, and the amount owed was incredible. With personal federal tax liens of $3 million and an additional $777K in state tax liens, plus the $717K in federal and state tax liens against his “non-profit” organization, Sharpton is looking at a grand total of $4.5 million in taxes owed.
H.R. 22, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act),” which authorizes budgetary resources for surface transportation programs for FYs 2016-2020; reauthorizes taxes that support the Highway Trust Fund through September 30, 2022, and expenditures from that Fund through October 1, 2020; reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank through September 30, 2019; and improves the Federal permit review process for major infrastructure projects.
Though the bill deals mostly with funding issues for the Transportation Department, tucked in near the bottom of the text is the language:
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.
What this means, is that anybody who has a seriously delinquent tax debt, described as $50,000 or more, and a lien against them, that American citizen may have their passport revoked, and their ability to move freely and legally from America to another country and vice versa will be taken away.
Sharpton’s tax woes are the exact type of person described in the legislation, and because President Barack Obama signed the bill into law at the beginning of the year, he may be losing his passport soon.
Aside from the satisfaction gained at seeing an extreme Leftist, who helped stoke the flames of hatred that led to riots in Ferguson, MO, hindered by an ideological president who has repeatedly ignored the constitution, the FAST Act is raising concerns for those who work abroad.
Citizens working overseas who find themselves in financial hardships, and are unable to meet their tax requirements, may just wake up one day to find that their passport has been revoked, causing their situation to worsen exponentially.