Online tools for restaurants and bars subject to early-closing order

Division unveils webpage, online application form, and FAQs as part of relief program

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today unveiled a new webpage, online application form, and FAQs as part of a relief program announced by Governor Gina M. Raimondo for restaurants and bars that have been ordered to close earlier than usual because of the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic.

Governor Raimondo developed the relief program to coincide with her Executive Order that mandates early shutdown for bars and restaurants – part of a range of measures aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus and reducing the rising number of coronavirus cases.

Using federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, the Governor authorized the payment of grants to the impacted businesses

.