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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, on March 27, 2020, brought more clarity statewide to businesses continuing to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. Her statewide order, effective at 5:00 p.m., March 28, 2020, prohibits non-work gatherings of over 10 people and gatherings of any size where a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Governor Ivey’s order mandates closure

The Alabama Department of Revenue announced that effectively immediately, small retail businesses (those with average monthly sales less than $62,500) that are unable to pay their sales tax liabilities will be automatically granted extensions and penalties for late payment will be waived until June 1, 2020. Larger businesses can apply for similar relief and will be reviewed by the Department on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the tax relief measure, taxpayers are encouraged to visit the Department of Revenue’s COVID-19 Updates page, or call the Sales and Use Tax Division at 334-242-1490.
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