Iowa Announces Small Business Relief Program for COVID-19

Paul Ogawa
April 22, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced an Iowa Small Business Relief Program to assist the state’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers small businesses relief grants and tax deferral of sales and/or withholding taxes due along with waiver of penalty and interest for retail sales and/or withholding taxes due on or after March 20, 2020 and on or before April 30, 2020.

The deferral program provides an additional 60 days from the original due date to file the tax return and remit tax payment. Both penalties and interest will be waived during the 60-day period.

To view the Iowa DOR FAQ regarding this program and other measures the state is implementing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

To access the application for the Iowa Small Business Relief Program, click here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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