This chart shows brick-and-mortar merchants’ daily sales revenue since early March and then a rolling 7-day average of those sales. The high point of the red line was on March 5th, 2020 while the low point of the red line occurred on March 31st, 2020. At that point, sales revenue had crashed by over 58% in just a few weeks. Now it’s down by 26% and steadily improving to a busy Memorial Day weekend.
As a restaurant owner during COVID-19, you are probably relying heavily on 3rd party apps (3PAs) such as Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats. With delivery likely being the vast bulk or possibly only revenue stream available to you, it’s vitally important that you understand who is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax through these 3rd party orders.
In these unprecedented times, it’s a real possibility that many small-to-medium-sized businesses will, despite every effort, be forced to close their business and declare bankruptcy. If these businesses had used the sales tax collected prior to closing their doors to sustain their business for a time, what will happen to that debt?
Many of you have pivoted to offer take-out, delivery, and maybe even online sales during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are new to these services, we want to remind you that you need to check how the items you are selling are taxed in your state. It’s not as cut and dry as it may seem.
We are now a few weeks into the full swing of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. At this point most small business owners have worked through the difficult short-term checklist of considerations to ensure that their business endures. But with no definitive end to the crisis in sight, it's time to think longer-term .
Prior to starting DAVO Automated Sales Tax, I owned a successful restaurant called the Blue Sky Cafe in northern New Jersey for many years. I want to tell you about my experience when we closed down for a short period after 9/11.
The uncertain business environment brought on by COVID-19 has businesses struggling to hold onto as much cash as possible. Many business owners are asking whether they should stop remitting sales tax and instead use it as working capital.
Looking for sales tax resources for your specific state? Use our state resources to find important sales tax information like specific regulations, sales tax rates, what is taxable and what is not, when your sales tax is due and more.
In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, businesses large and small have been turned upside down. Paying taxes is likely one of the furthest things from the mind of most business owners, in spite of the fact that April 15th and April 20th tax deadlines are right around the corner.