Governor Cuomo Provides Updates on Issues Important to Restaurants

At his press conference today, Governor Cuomo responded to a number of issues the Association has been asking him to address. 
The first announcement was that he is barring all non-essential businesses from opening. RESTAURANTS ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS . Restaurants have been deemed essential and can remain operating for takeout and delivery only. 
Gov. Cuomo then announced that the state is barring all commercial and residential evictions for 90 days. This should be a help to restaurants who are facing monumental financial challenges as rent comes due. 
Finally, the Governor’s budget director stated that no penalties or interest will be charged to anyone who pays their sales tax late. This was a priority for the NYS Restaurant Association as this sales tax payment is going to be a huge lift for many restaurants. We encourage you to file your state sales tax even if you are unable to pay at this time.

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