On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of mandatory business closures.
Please Note: An expansion to the Tennessee Business Relief Program was announced on August 13, 2020. The expanded program includes a number of additional eligible business types.
The department has proactively identified potentially eligible businesses using information available in our tax system. Notifications to businesses included in the expanded program will be sent beginning the week of August 17th. We ask businesses who have received a notification to certify their business information on our TNTAP website. Once a business completes its certification and the department verifies eligibility, we will issue a relief payment. These payments range from $2,500 to $30,000, depending on the amount of the business’ gross sales.
If you previously submitted a certification form and received notification that your business was ineligible, there is no need to resubmit your information. If the department is able to confirm your eligibility under the expanded Tennessee Business Relief Program, you will automatically receive a relief payment as well as notice of this determination.
1. Check Your Eligibility.
Click here to find out which businesses are eligible for a business relief payment through the Tennessee Business Relief Program. Your business must have annual gross sales of $10 million or less, and be registered to pay sales and/or business tax.
2. Check Your Mail.
Did you receive an email or a letter from us that identified your business as potentially eligible for a financial relief payment under the state’s Tennessee Business Relief Program?