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(Added September 1, 2005)



 232.7100 Scope of subpart.
 232.7101 Policy and procedures.
 232.7102 Contract clause.

232.7100  Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes policies and procedures concerning the effect of levies pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 6331(h) on contract payments.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is authorized to levy up to 100 percent of all payments made under a DoD contract, up to the amount of the tax debt.


232.7101  Policy and procedures.


      (a)  The contracting officer shall require the contractor to


            (1)  Promptly notify the contracting officer when a levy that will jeopardize contract performance is imposed on a DoD contract; and


            (2)  Advise the contracting officer whether the inability to perform may adversely affect national security. 


      (b)  The contracting officer shall promptly notify the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), when the contractor’s inability to perform will adversely affect national security or will result in significant additional costs to the Government.  Follow the procedures at PGI 232.7101(b) (Pop-up Window or PGI Viewer Mode) for reviewing the contractor’s rationale and submitting the required notification.


      (c)  The Director, DPAP, will promptly review the contractor’s rationale and will notify the IRS, the contracting officer, and/or the payment office in accordance with the procedures at PGI 232.7101(c). (Pop-up Window or PGI Viewer Mode)   The contracting officer shall then notify the contractor in accordance with paragraph (c) of the clause at 252.232-7010.


232.7102  Contract clause.

Use the clause at 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments, in all solicitations and contracts.


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