Gov. Ron DeSantis announced at a news conference on March 16th that Florida’s Department of Revenue will offer flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due, including corporate income taxes and sales taxes, to help businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.
If you have tax-related issues pertaining to COVID-19; the Florida Department of Revenue has established a dedicated team and has created an email address to share your questions and concerns:
As of March 17, 2020; Florida did not have any specific information deviating from their standard unemployment procedures as it relates to COVID-19. To file a claim and review their frequently asked questions, please see:
Small Business Relief:
Governor DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program which provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The application period opens March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020. Small business owners with two to 100 employees located in Florida affected by COVID-19 can apply for short-term loans up to $50,000. These loans are interest-free for up to one year and are designed to bridge the gap to either federal SBA loans or commercially available loans. DEO will work with every borrower to ensure that repayment of the loan isn’t an overwhelming burden. To be eligible, a business must have been established prior to March 9, 2020 and demonstrate economic impacts as a result of COVID-19.