Governor postpones restaurant taxes

The governor is putting off collecting business taxes from restaurants and other small businesses in a move meant to provide some relief during COVID restrictions.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that the state’s Treasury will postpone collecting many business taxes from restaurants for over a month.

The move is targeted specifically at small businesses that rely on indoor dining. Qualifying businesses will be able to postpone paying sales, withholding, and use taxes until January 20 without interest or penalties.

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“This is a crucial step in helping our businesses that are struggling. But we still need the state legislature and the federal government to act,” said Whitmer during a Thursday press conference.

The governor has asked the state legislature to approve $100 million in aid to people and businesses struggling during the pandemic.

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