Duluth provides assistance to businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

To assist businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, the Duluth City Council has relaxed and/or amended the city’s regulatory and tax requirements consistent with and supplemental to Governor Brian Kemp’s April 2 Executive Order. (Courtesy City of Duluth)
To assist businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, the Duluth City Council has relaxed and/or amended the city’s regulatory and tax requirements consistent with and supplemental to Governor Brian Kemp’s April 2 Executive Order. (Courtesy City of Duluth)

In an effort to assist businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, the Duluth City Council has relaxed and/or amended the city’s regulatory and tax requirements consistent with and supplemental to Governor Brian Kemp’s April 2 Executive Order.

These efforts include all matters requiring a public hearing are stayed. While business licensing paperwork remains due as scheduled, a grace period for payment of business occupational taxes has been extended from April 30 to June 30 without interest or penalty. Due dates for alcohol license renewals are also extended until June 30 without interest or penalty as well, but paperwork is due June 1. Restaurants licensed to sell alcoholic beverages will also be granted an amended schedule for payment of excise taxes.

The city will keep a close eye on developments and may extend these deadlines if necessary.