In an effort to provide relief to California businesses, especially small businesses, the state has acted to provide the following:
· Automatic three-month extensions for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax on returns
· Extended availability of existing interest and penalty-free payments agreements for businesses with up to $5 million in taxable sales
· Expanded interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly impacted by COVID-19 transmissions
· Grants up to $25,000 in early 2021 for small businesses and non-profits
The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) will be administering the grant program. To receive updates on the grant program you can sign up here. In addition, the California Rebuilding Fund is offering loans to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Interested small business owners can apply for a loan at this link.
Scott Thomas Green is the managing partner of The Green Law Group and has been practicing in the areas of construction, business, employment, and real estate law, representing contractors, property owners, and others in the construction industry since 1978. As a trial attorney, Scott has tried and arbitrated more than 200 cases. On the transactional side of law he has counseled and assisted hundreds of business clients on legal issues ranging from the formation and operation of new businesses to the sale and dissolution of existing businesses.