The bottom of page 38 of H.R. 22, says:
Present Law The administration of passports is the responsibility of the Department of State.19
The Secretary of State may refuse to issue or renew a passport if the applicant owes child support in excess of $2,500 or owes certain types of Federal debts. The scope of this authority does not extend to rejection or revocation of a passport on the basis of delinquent Federal taxes. Although issuance of a passport does not require a social security number or taxpayer identification number (“TIN”), the applicant is required under the Code to provide such number. Failure to provide a TIN is reported by the State Department to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and may result in a $500 fine
I'm trying to understand how the privacy act and exceptions to that law relates within these governmental institutions.
In other words, the SSN is issued by the social security department, which relates to revenue. The IRS should be involved in that aspect as it relates to finance.
Is this bill by Congress the binding law that allows the IRS to impose these requirements on the Department of State/Homeland Security? Or can independent government agencies create different requirements for inter-agency ways of doing business?
There are several reasons a person may not be issued a SSN. How can I locate the relevant information (IRS and Dep. of State) that accommodates this scenario?