The state Department of Revenue's tax amnesty program, which temporarily waived penalties and interest tied to overdue business taxes, ends this week.
Although the department no longer is accepting applications for the program, the payment deadline for businesses that already have applied is Saturday.
Revenue spokesman Mike Gowrylow said interest in the program was strong and that the number of businesses that participated in the program will be released next week. About 900 statewide business owners expressed interest in the program soon after it was launched Feb. 1, he said.
Revenue estimated that about 10,000 of 50,000 businesses and unregistered businesses that owe taxes would take advantage of the program, generating $24.4 million in state revenue and $3.9 million in local revenue.