On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of mandatory business closures.   These businesses include Barber Shops, Beauty Shops, Nail Salons, Tattoo Parlors, Spas and Personal Care Services, Gyms and fitness centers, Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and other travel accommodations, Theaters, Auditoriums, Performing Arts Centers, Museums, Zoos and similar attractions, Amusement Parks, Bowling centers and arcades, Marinas and others.  More than 28,000 Tennessee businesses are expected to qualify.  A full list is on the State’s website provided below.

If you know someone that has a business that may qualify for this relief – send them a copy of this. 

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will publish details about the Tennessee Business Relief Program payment amounts and timing on the below website in the coming days.  The Department of Revenue encourages Tennessee businesses that were closed via Executive Order to update their mailing addresses by logging into TNTAP at https://tntap.tn.gov/eservices.

Details about the plan can be found at:

https://www.tn.gov/revenue/tennessee-business-relief-program.html

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