If your business is affected by the Executive Order to suspend operations, the Department of Revenue is waiving penalties for sales tax due March 20. Businesses still need to file, but can delay payment for 30 days.
Details on the sales tax payment extension
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is urging Minnesotans who are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic to file for unemployment insurance via their website:
Fill for unemployment insurance
The Unemployment Insurance Employer customer service phone line (651-296-6141) is not available. Due to the high volume of calls from workers whose employment has been affected by COVID-19, they are shifting all of their staff resources to answer these calls.They ask that only non-native English speakers call in at this time to alleviate some of the strain on the system. In a normal week they have 2,100 applications. On Tuesday, they had 36,000. They have mobilized additional staff to help with the workload, but ask for patience.
DEED is updating their information regularly.
DEED information and resources for employers
Locally, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is trying to gauge how many employees are being laid off. Please reply back to this email if you have had to lay off due to the pandemic and how many FTE that equals. They have created a page dedicated to COVID-19 resources that will be updated regularly.
Northfield Chamber COVID-19 resources