By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Mayor Bill Peduto is cracking down on contractors who are committing tax fraud.

This past Thursday, he signed an executive order to form a committee with trade groups to better define exactly what a construction contractor is so it is easier to hold companies accountable when they do not pay their taxes.

The mayor says he wants to stop companies from paying employees under the table and avoiding taxes.