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Confused About ERC Eligibility?

Join the club. Orignally, you could not get ERC if you did PPP. That has changed. You can get ERC after receiving PPP.
You also didn’t have to experience a reduction in revenue. You can still qualify via the Nominal Business Impact Section.

  • Even if you received PPP
  • Even if you didn’t experience a reduction in revenue
  • You may still be eligible to receive this substantial cash credit.

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Frequently asked questions

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Yes, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a legitimate and authorized program introduced by the U.S. government as part of COVID-19 relief measures. The ERC was established to provide financial support to businesses affected by the pandemic and to encourage them to retain their employees during times of economic uncertainty.

The ERC was first introduced under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law in March 2020. The program was subsequently extended and expanded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act, both of which were enacted in 2021.

The ERC allows eligible employers to claim a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes. This credit is intended to offset a portion of the qualified wages paid to employees during periods when the business was impacted by COVID-19. The program has specific eligibility criteria, wage limits, and conditions that businesses must meet in order to qualify for and claim the credit.

Given the legal and financial implications, it’s important for businesses to follow the guidelines and regulations set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other relevant authorities when applying for and claiming the Employee Retention Credit. It’s advisable to consult with tax professionals or erc specialists who are well-versed in the ERC to ensure compliance and maximize the benefits of the program.

Yes. While a reduction in revenue is one mechanism of qualifying for the ERTC, it is not the only mechanism. The Nominal Impact Test may also be used, and this test incorporates more qualitative factors such as supply chain disruption related to government mandates.

Yes. Receipt of PPP loans does not disqualify a business from receiving the ERTC. However, all PPP funds that a business did receive, and applied to payroll expenses, must be properly accounted for prior to calculating the ERTC. This step is handled by tax attorneys as part of their detailed analysis of your business.

When a CPA deems a business to “not qualify” for the ERTC, it is almost always due to the CPA’s analysis of the Revenue Reduction Test. CPA’s, broadly speaking, have been less than enthusiastic to analyze businesses under the Nominal Impact Test and have left such analysis to tax attorneys specializing in the ERTC.

No. The ERTC is intended for businesses the operated during the pandemic and maintained W2 employees. Only businesses that are directly related to federal or state government are ineligible. Private businesses from any industry, including non-profits, may qualify.

There are no minimum number of employees required to access the ERTC. However, the maximum number of employees a business may possess is 100 in 2020, and 500 in 2021.

The ERTC has evolved significantly since its inception and this evolution has resulted in confusion and misunderstanding of the program. Without following the details contained in hundreds of pages of the CARES Act, along with subsequent executive orders by both President Trump and President Biden, the opportunity in the ERTC can be easily missed.

All of our work is performed on a contingency fee basis and you pay nothing until you receive your ERTC checks from the IRS. In addition, in the unlikely event of a subsequent IRS audit challenging our legal determination of your eligibility, our tax attorneys will provide a full defense of your ERTC claim at no additional fee.

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An Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Specialist is a professional who specializes in understanding, implementing, and maximizing the benefits of the Employee Retention Credit program. The ERC is a tax credit introduced by the U.S. government as part of COVID-19 relief measures to encourage employers to retain their employees during the pandemic. The specialist’s role involves assisting businesses in navigating the complex regulations and requirements associated with the ERC.

The responsibilities of an ERC specialist may include:

  1. Expertise in Legislation: Staying up-to-date with the latest legislation and regulations related to the ERC, as these rules can change over time.

  2. Guidance and Consulting: Providing advice and guidance to businesses on how to qualify for the ERC, which employees are eligible, and how to calculate the credit amount.

  3. Application and Documentation: Assisting businesses in properly documenting and applying for the ERC, which includes gathering necessary payroll and employment data.

  4. Credit Maximization: Identifying opportunities to maximize the credit by optimizing employee retention strategies and structuring payroll and employment practices effectively.

  5. Compliance: Ensuring that businesses are in compliance with all ERC-related regulations, as any errors or discrepancies could lead to issues during tax audits.

  6. Collaboration: Working closely with financial and HR departments to coordinate efforts in claiming the ERC and ensuring accurate record-keeping.

  7. Advisory Services: Offering proactive advice on how businesses can adjust their operations to take full advantage of the ERC.

Given the complexity of tax regulations and the evolving nature of government assistance programs, an ERC specialist can be a valuable resource for businesses looking to navigate the intricacies of the Employee Retention Credit and ensure they are making the most of available opportunities.

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