For our members in Gulf Shores that fall under NAICS 72 (covers hotels, travel accommodations, and food service providers), these taxpayers may file their monthly sales and lodgings tax returns for the February, March, and April 2020 reporting periods without paying the municipal or state sales and lodgings tax reported as due. Any business that wishes to utilize this waiver should file a paper return with the City of Gulf Shores.
SCAMS and Cyber Security Resources In this new world of telecommuting, scammers, hackers, and other ill-intentioned individuals are also evolving.
Cybersecurity experts advise you to think critically and analyze messages you receive that may appear to be about COVID-19 info.
As well, be sure to check your video conferencing settings to prevent "gate crashing" or "Zoom-bombing".
Lastly, check out this great, short video about working from home.
If you need assistance in coping with your anxiety or depression, consider contacting BayView Professional Associates, AltaPointe Health's private counseling program at (251) 660-2360. Ask about their phone/telehealth services. Those who experience mental health conditions may be struggling more than usual during these times of uncertainty and are encouraged to contact AltaPointe Health, which is a comprehensive behavioral health system providing counseling and psychiatric services to Mobile and Baldwin County residents.
To access services for AltaPointe or if you have questions regarding your scheduled appointment, please call their access to care line at (251) 450-2211 or (888) 335-3044.
Visit their website for updated information related to services and information on how AltaPointe is addressing COVID-19, altapointe.org.
Follow them on social media for updated information regarding ways to cope during COVID-19, facebook.com/AltaPointe.
The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation created a Restaurant Workers' COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund as well as an information page to provide resources on how to receive assistance or to find ways to assist others affected by this crisis.
The One Fair Wage Campaign has launched an emergency fund for tipped workers and service workers affected by COVID-19. Click HERE to donate and HERE to apply for assistance.