This bill hopes to incentivize people to pay their taxes by banning corporations and people with outstanding taxes from receiving government contracts and grants.
If passed, the bill would set up an additional step for corporations and people applying for government contracts and grants. They would have to submit a form when they are applying with an agency that says they don't have unpaid taxes — the Treasury Department would then be authorized to verify that claim. Corporations and people with outstanding taxes would not be able to receive grants or offer contracted work. However, if U.S. interests were at stake, the grant or contract could be awarded.