Published on March 15, 2023
In June 2022, bipartisan House Bill 2136 was signed into law, investing $50 million to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Program is still available to provide financial assistance to certain businesses impacted by COVID-19 related shutdowns and restrictions during tax years 2020 and 2021.
Funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the property tax relief requires registration for a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the federal System for Award Management (SAM). The required UEI is issued at no cost, and registration can be made at SAM.gov. UEI registration ensures the accuracy of the information provided and the security of the funding used for this program. If a business is registered in SAM.gov, no additional action is needed to obtain a UEI, and an application to the program can be completed.
Small business owners have until April 15, 2023, to apply for this financial assistance. Learn more about the COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Program, including eligibility, by reviewing Notice 22-04. An online application for the relief program can be completed at: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/Apps/Misc/PropTaxAssistance/StoreFront.