N.Y. Economic Development Law Section 473
Eligibility criteria


To be eligible for a tax credit under the restaurant return-to-work tax credit program, a business entity must:


be a small business as defined in § 131 (Definition of a small business)section one hundred thirty-one of this chapter and have fewer than one hundred full-time job equivalents in New York state as of April first, two thousand twenty-one;


operate a business location in New York state that is primarily organized to accept payment for meals and/or beverages including from in-person customers;


operate predominantly in the COVID-19 impacted food services sector; provided, however, that the department, in its regulations promulgated pursuant to this article, shall have the authority to list certain types of establishments as ineligible;


have experienced economic harm as a result of the COVID-19 emergency as evidenced by a year-to-year decrease of at least forty percent in New York state between the second quarter of two thousand nineteen and the second quarter of two thousand twenty or the third quarter of two thousand nineteen and the third quarter of two thousand twenty for one or both of:


gross receipts or (ii) average full-time employment; and


have demonstrated a net employee increase.


A business entity must be in substantial compliance with any public health or other emergency orders or regulations related to the entity’s sector or other laws and regulations as determined by the commissioner. In addition, a business entity may not owe past due state taxes or local property taxes unless the business entity is making payments and complying with an approved binding payment agreement entered into with the taxing authority.

Source: Section 473 — Eligibility criteria, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COM/473 (updated Apr. 23, 2021; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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