• Advocacy Team

COVID-19 Local Updates: May 11, 2020

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Coronavirus delays, reopenings and restrictions in Northeast Ohio for Monday, May 11, 2020.

The City of Cleveland is extending payment deadlines for the following excise tax returns to alleviate administrative burden for businesses that are facing operational impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency:

  • Admissions tax due April 30, May 30 and June 30

  • Motor Vehicle Lessor (rental car) tax due April 30, May 31 and June 30

  • Parking tax due April 20, May 20 and June 20

  • Transient Occupancy (hotel or lodging) tax due April 30, May 31 and June 30

The Commissioner of the Division of Assessments and Licenses is authorized to extend excise tax (admissions, parking, motor vehicle lessor and transient occupancy) payment deadlines to July 20 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) national pandemic. Federal, state and local governments have employed various strategies to propose due date relief to businesses through tax guidance and legislation.

This proposal extends the April, May and June excise tax payment due dates to July 20th without incurring interest and penalties. The goal is to provide cash flow flexibility to taxpayers that cannot timely pay their excise tax obligation and provide guidance to individual taxpayer(s) through administrative rulings to address issues resulting from the national pandemic on a case by case request including statutory timing deadlines of administrative processes.

The Cleveland Orchestra announced it has canceled all of its scheduled performances this summer — in July, August and early September — due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second round of applications for funding with the Cuyahoga County Small Business Stabilization Fund opened last week and closes on May 15 at 5 p.m.

  • The program provides grants from $2,500 to $5,000 to small businesses with up to 25 employees. This round will distribute $2 million to as many as 600 businesses. Businesses that applied but were not selected for a first round grant are welcome to reapply for the second round by completing the new application.

  • Fill out the simple application to be considered. To access the online application, click HERE.

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