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To: Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, NYS Dept. Taxation and Finance

Tell Gov. Cuomo - Sales Tax Forgiveness Now For Small Businesses

Tell Gov. Cuomo - Sales Tax Forgiveness Now For Small Businesses

Small Businesses demand immediate financial support to help offset this initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Collected quarterly sales taxes should be returned to small businesses who have already paid, and no further sales tax should be collected until after normal business resumes.

Why is this important?

This financial cushion could be the difference between mom and pop shops disappearing or surviving the pandemic.

Now is the time to show your support for small businesses who don’t have the resources to sustain themselves during a closure or even partial closure. Allow us to use our collected sales tax to take care of us and ours while preventing further transmission of this virus.

We are the lifeblood of New York communities. Keep us alive.

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Reasons for signing

  • I'm a small a business owner in Brooklyn. I think businesses like mine should have access to an immediate financial cushion to help us ride out this pandemic. Keeping our sales tax would be an easy way to provide that immediate stability. More options for future stability will be needed, but I see an option now and demand small businesses be heard!
  • we all need to have zero sales and pay zero sales tax to servive
  • Because I care

Updates

2020-03-20 13:05:43 -0400

UPDATE - SMALL VICTORY

Governor Cuomo has stated he will forgive the interest and penalties related to not paying sales tax on time. For now small businesses have access to this safety-net, but we want more! Total forgiveness of last quarters sales tax is the goal. Please keep fighting small business owners! Make your voices heard. More to come.

2020-03-20 11:39:10 -0400

If you have access to a fax machine can you please help us fax Governor Cuomo?

Link to the message to fax - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WnnBNfRtc6ssJpL6ACwJO37U7s5k4OFHd8yYRN_p2tM/edit?usp=sharing

Fax #: 518-474-1513

2020-03-20 10:46:14 -0400

Hey Friends!

Sales tax are due today! It would put more pressure on Governor Cuomo if you help flood his messaging system. Link to message his office below.

Topic to choose is: 'Taxes'.

Message:

"Small Businesses demand immediate financial support to help offset this initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak. Collected quarterly sales taxes should be returned to small businesses who have already paid, and no further sales tax should be collected until after normal business resumes."

https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Stay strong!

-Jon

2020-03-19 14:42:41 -0400

Hey Everyone!

Thanks for signing and sharing. We have surpassed 2,000 signatures in just 24 hours. To further push this please messgae Governor Cuomo and share this petition. Topic to choose is 'Taxes'. Link to message his office below. Stay strong!

-Jon

https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

2020-03-19 00:42:55 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-18 17:14:59 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-03-18 13:05:04 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-03-18 12:43:38 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-18 11:15:06 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-18 10:04:57 -0400

10 signatures reached

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