In addition to small business grants, the state’s Small Business Relief Program also offers businesses a tax deferral of sales and/or withholding taxes due and a waiver of penalty and interest. The tax deferral is available to employers and businesses of all sizes that have been affected by COVID-19. The department has received more than 5,700 tax deferral applications to date, and will review each application to determine deferral eligibility, Director Kraig Paulsen said in a statement today. The department expects to approve 2,300 applications this week and will notify the applicants by mail. The agency expects to keep the application process open through April 30. Information about the program and the application is located at, including answers to frequently asked questions.