Restaurant Return-To-Work Tax Credit

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Overview

Overview

The $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program provides an incentive to COVID-impacted restaurants to bring restaurant staff back-to-work, and to increase hiring at NYS restaurants. Qualifying businesses are eligible for a tax credit of $5,000 per new worker hired, up-to $50,000 per business.

Program details are still being finalized for this program, but if you're a New York State restaurant owner and would like to receive updates about the Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program, please click here. You'll be alerted when more information is available and applications are being accepted.

 

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Eligibility

Eligibility

  • The program is open to all small, independently-owned restaurants in New York City, or in areas that were designated by the NYS Department of Health as either an Orange or a Red zone for at least 30 consecutive days.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate COVID-related revenue losses .
  • Applicants must hire at least one full-time worker for the restaurant.

How to Apply

Program details are still being finalized. To be alerted when applications are being accepted for the Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Program, and to be alerted when applications are being accepted, click here.