The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether businesses should be allowed to shut down without notification and without paying taxes.
The Department of Commerce announced in a filing Tuesday that it will review whether it should regulate businesses that don’t notify consumers if they will close if they don’t receive a tax refund.
The move comes as a wave of businesses are trying to stay in business while collecting income taxes from customers.
The new department will review businesses that are not in compliance with the federal tax code.
If a business doesn’t notify its customers, the IRS may ask the company to pay a penalty to the IRS for not doing so.
The government is also considering whether it could issue a new tax on businesses that close while they collect taxes.