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Friday, July 31, 2020
The GGRA is here to help. We continue to work with the City, the State, and our leaders in Washington DC to advocate for relief for restaurants, as well as keep our community up to date with information and resources. 
We will continue to send updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please call (415) 305-3020 or email me at, thanks! -Laurie

Business Tax Update Re Q2 Payments Due Today
All - see the message from the SF Business Tax Portal - note that you can pay an amount consistent with your projections for 2020, versus the 2019 bill!

Please note that the amounts displayed in the payment portal are calculated based on your 2019 Business Tax Returns. Due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, your tax liability may be lower this year than last year. If so, you may pay an amount equal to 25% of your Business Taxes due for this year. 

To Pay, go to

Log in with your 7-digit BAN (Business Account Number), the last four digits of your business Tax Identification Number (Federal EIN or SSN), and your Eight (8) character Online PIN. This will be the only notice you will receive regarding the 2020 Quarter 2 estimated business tax payments. You will not receive a paper bill.

If you have questions or need further assistance, you may submit your question electronically at:

The City has also launched a website that will serve as a one-stop shop for all resources and updates for businesses regarding COVID-19:
50 Best for Recovery Bar & Restaurant Grant Application
The World’s 50 Best Recovery CIC is awarding cash grants of up to USD $5,000 to all types of restaurants from all countries.

In order to qualify, your restaurant must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Must have been trading [in business] since 1 January 2019 or before (Restaurants open for less than 18 months, including the coronavirus closure period, are not eligible)
  • Must have still been trading immediately prior to the coronavirus lockdown in 2020
  • Must have an active website or social media account eg Instagram or Facebook showing posts dating back to at least 1 January 2019 as evidence of trading
  • Must have 80 workers or fewer
  • Must be an independent business and not part of a multi-site chain
They will also require you to provide a document as evidence that your business is legally established, such as a tax or business incorporation certificate.

The deadline to apply is August 2nd.
Restaurants can apply here:

Bars can apply here: 
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