On April 15, 2013, otherwise known as “Tax Day,” the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 882, titled the “Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013.”  The bill would prohibit the government from awarding contracts and grants in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the bidder certifies in writing that the individual or company does not have any “seriously delinquent tax debts.”  Importantly, rather than focus on tax debts of the company, the certification focuses on the tax debts of the individuals running the company.