Skip to main content

COVID-19 business toolkit

This toolkit will continue to be updated as new information and resources become available. Please continue to check back for updates.

 

New From the Minnesota Department of Revenue (July 19, 2021): 

The Minnesota Department of Revenue updated 2020 Minnesota tax forms and instructions to reflect state law changes enacted on July 1, 2021. 

The changes relate to unemployment compensation, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, and other retroactive provisions affecting tax years 2017 to 2020. 

When filing or amending a Minnesota return, be sure to use the most current forms or update your tax software. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will not accept 2020 returns using older forms after August 2, 2021. 

Tax Year 2020
If you filed a 2020 income tax return that included unemployment compensation or PPP loan forgiveness, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will either adjust the return or ask you to amend it.  

  • If the Minnesota Department of Revenue can adjust your return: The Minnesota Department of Revenue will send you a letter describing what they changed and any refund you may receive as a result. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is committed to adjusting as many returns as they can. 
  • If you need to amend (due to these law changes): Wait until you hear from the Minnesota Department of Revenue before filing an amended return. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will let you know if they can adjust your return or if you need to amend it.
  • If you have not filed a 2020 return or filed for an extension: You may file using the updated forms to claim the recently passed unemployment and PPP loan forgiveness income exclusions and deductions.

 

COVID-19 Prevention Best Practices

Suggested best practices

Best practices to help your business return to work safely. If you would like one-on-one assistance to develop a “return to work” plan, contact the Grow Minnesota! Partnership team at kschaff@mnchamber.com

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine resources
Find helpful links, HR tips and more by clicking below.
Funding – Loans and grants
Funding – Loans and grants
Tools on how your businesses can mitigate some of the costs related to COVID-19.
Employment guidance
Employment guidance
Guidance on changes to employment and labor policies.
Taxes
Taxes and regulation
Updated guide on tax provisions that impact businesses.
Capitol at night
COVID-19 policy updates
We recap the biggest policy changes and how they might impact your business during this difficult time. 
Webinar
COVID-19 Webinars
A collection of webinars on how your business can better navigate COVID-19.
Resources
Local COVID-19 Resource Database
List of available funding at the city and county level.
supplier match
MN Supplier Match
The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® Partnership program provides a database for members seeking connections to Minnesota’s robust supply chain.

COVID-19-related business needs

Every business in Minnesota is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Minnesota Chamber is actively working with our members and the business community as a whole to understand the current, dynamic business climate. Your answers below will help us understand the immediate and future challenges for business, advocate to elected officials, and bring your business much-needed one-on-one assistance.

As the COVID-19 crisis develops, we will remove older resources from the COVID-19 Business Toolkit and will house them in the COVID-19 Business Toolkit Archive. Can't locate a particular resource? Feel free to contact us at mail@mnchamber.com.