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State provides tax assistance to businesses affected by pandemic

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 15:00:37-05

LANSING, Mich. — Businesses that require social gatherings for customers and have been closed due to the state’s epidemic emergency orders will now have more time to make monthly or quarterly sales, use and withholding tax payments, the Michigan Department of Treasury said Thursday.

Restaurants that depend on indoor dining and most entertainment and recreational venues scheduled to make sales, use and withholding tax payments for December 2020 and January 2021 or for the last quarter of 2020 can postpone filing until Feb. 20.

The state treasury department will waive all penalties and interest for 33 days.

“Businesses impacted by COVID-19 have made incredible sacrifices to protect their communities, their employees and their customers,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. “From the beginning, my administration has been working around the clock to provide our businesses with some crucial support as we work to end the pandemic, and I will continue to do so long after we beat this virus.”

More information about tax assistance to affected businesses can be found here.

The waiver is not available for accelerated sales, use or withholding tax filers. Businesses with questions about this tax assistance should call 517-636-6925.