State announces changes to ‘pause grants’ for businesses

Updated at 4:22 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2020.

THE R.I. DIVISION OF TAXATION has modified the application for grants through the Grant Program for Rhode Island on Pause to allow certain businesses to report gross, rather than net taxable, income. Above, a screenshot of the grant program's landing page hosted by the R.I. Division of Taxation.
PROVIDENCE – More flexibility in how R.I businesses can apply for state grant funds during the two-week pause is expected to help grow demand, with 1,800 verified applications received since the program began, R.I. Department of Revenue Director Jim Thorsen said Thursday. Thorsen outlined changes to the $50 million Grant Program for Rhode Island on…

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