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Metro Louisville Revenue Commission extends tax filing deadline

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the 2019 occupational licensing tax filing and payment deadline for the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission has been moved from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. In addition, the quarterly deposit deadline has been moved from April 15 to May 15. In a…

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GLI urges the KY General Assembly to fully fund SBDC to help small businesses

Today, GLI urged lawmakers in Frankfort to prioritize funding for Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center in the biennial state budget. “As the General Assembly continues its important work on Kentucky’s biennial budget, GLI urges lawmakers to maintain full funding for Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center, or SBDC. As the COVID-19…

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(UPDATED) Indiana Governor issues “Stay-at-home” order

Update: Governor Holcomb extended and expanded this order on April 6, 2020.  This afternoon, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued a “stay-at-home” order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will still allow individuals to leave their homes for necessities and also permits essential businesses to continue operating. The order…

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(UPDATED) General Assembly considers legislation to support businesses and workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

The General Assembly is considering legislation that would seek to provide support for businesses and workers as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts Kentucky’s economy. A House committee added language to Senate Bill 150 that would modify several state laws and regulations throughout the duration of the state of emergency declared by…

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KYGA20: Eleventh Week Wrap-up

The eleventh week of the 2020 60-day session of the General Assembly took place under the looming cloud of the Coronavirus pandemic. The legislative week was shortened by a Monday recess and when legislators came back in session on Tuesday they worked under a different protocol. Governor Beshear had closed…

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Retail businesses in Kentucky to close under new executive order

All in-person retailers in Kentucky that are not considered “life-sustaining businesses” are to close at 8:00pm tonight until further notice, according to an executive order from Governor Andy Beshear. The order, which was announced Sunday evening, will require retailers such as entertainment, sporting goods, clothing, shoe, jewelry and furniture stores,…

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New Kentucky Procedures for Unemployment Filings

Last week, the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development announced new procedures for filing for unemployment claims. The changes are intended to help the cabinet accommodate the influx of new claims. Kentuckians filing for UI benefits should follow a schedule that pertains to the first initial in their last…

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IRS to move federal tax deadline to July

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced plans for the Internal Revenue Service to move the tax filing deadline for this year to July 15, 2020. In a tweet, Secretary Mnuchin stated, “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have…

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U.S. Senate unveils Coronavirus stimulus package

Urge your members of Congress to support this legislation! The United States Senate unveiled a $1 trillion stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or CARES ACT), seeks to ward off a recession and address some of the…

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Alcohol-Direct Shipment Legislation Advances

Legislation that would allow for the direct shipment of alcohol to consumers passed the Kentucky House of Representatives yesterday. This GLI-backed legislation, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig, would create a framework to allow sprits, wine, and beer producers to ship their products directly to their customers in Kentucky.  The bill…

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