Has the list of eligible businesses been expanded? Which industries were added to the Tennessee Business Relief Program?

Yes. In addition to the original list of eligible businesses, the following types of small businesses are now eligible:

  • Caterers, mobile food services, and food service contractors
  • Wedding and event planners
  • Convention and trade show organizers
  • Wedding and banquet hall and similar property rental
  • Linen supply services
  • Photography studios
  • Travel agencies and travel arrangement Services
  • Car, truck, trailer, and RV rental
  • Sightseeing and tour operators
  • Taxi, limousine, bus, and other transportation services
  • Recreational vehicle and vacation camps
  • Sports and recreation instruction
  • Fine arts instruction, exam prep, driving schools, and other similar instruction
  • Motion picture and video production and distribution services
  • Music production, distribution, and publishing services
  • Sound recording studios

In addition, the following small businesses are now eligible if their sales were reduced by at least 25%, as shown on their April sales tax returns (filed in May):

  • Florists
  • Dry cleaners
  • Party and banquet equipment and other supply rental
  • Formal wear and costume rental
  • Consumer electronics and appliances rental
  • Home centers, hardware stores, and paint stores
  • Household appliance and electronics stores
  • Nurseries, garden centers, and outdoor power equipment stores
  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Optical goods stores
  • Cosmetics, beauty supply, and perfume stores
  • Supermarkets and other grocery stores
  • Baked goods and other specialty food stores
  • General rental centers and other consumer goods rental
  • Gasoline stations and convenience stores
  • Warehouse clubs and general merchandise stores
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores
  • Food supplement stores
  • Vending machine operators
  • New and used car dealers
  • Recreational vehicle, boat, and other vehicle dealers
  • Automotive parts and accessories stores
  • Automotive repair services
  • Tire dealers
  • Online stores (selling from a Tennessee location)
  • Other direct selling establishments


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