The Employee Retention Credit

 It’s a credit associated with employment taxes, but it’s based on wages you paid to your employees, so it’s essentially rewarding you as an employer for keeping your people paid throughout the pandemic.  Established by the CARES Act, the ERC is a refundable tax credit – a grant, not a loan – that a business can claim even if they had to shut down business permanently. The Employee Retention Credit Tax is readily available to both small and mid-sized businesses and is based on qualified incomes and healthcare paid to employees.

  Qualifying businesses can make the most of the following offerings:

– Approximately $26,000 per employee

– Available for 2020 and the very first 3 quarters of 2021
– Qualify with decreased profits or COVID event
– No limit on funding
– Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit

  The ERC has actually gone through a number of changes and has many technical details, consisting of how to determine qualified wages, which employees can qualify and more.

  “The employer retention credit tax is an extremely valuable and exceptionally under-utilized monetary aid opportunity for small business owners to receive from the federal government, describes Business Warrior CEO, Rhett Doolittle”.

  After recognizing this opportunity to help more small companies, developing a partnership with Bottom Line Savings was a no-brainer. Since 2008, they’ve recuperated over $2.2 billion dollars for more than 7,000 customers including American Express, Uber, and Rolex.  To qualify as a business, business owners must meet the following:

  Experience modifications to your operations due to an Executive Order during 2020 or 2021; or your gross receipts for 2020 fell below 50% for the very same quarter in 2019 and fell below 80% for 2021.

  Another reason why the employee retention credit is more attractive now than it was last year, and that is that it’s easier to qualify for the employer retention credit in 2021. I didn’t qualify for the 2020 employee retention credit initially, because I got first round of PPP cash and second due to the fact that my business didn’t suffer that big 50% decline needed to qualify for the employer retention credit last year. But for 2021, at least for Q1, yeah, my service qualifies. Not only are more services qualified for the employee retention credit thanks to these brand-new laws, making PPP recipients eligible for the employer retention credit though not on the exact same wages and making more services eligible through the 20% decrease threshold rather than the 50% decline limit, however the 2021 credit is likewise more profitable than the 2020 credit.

If you received PPP funds you are still able to get the employee retention credit, you aren’t able to double dip wages with ERC, but that does not mean that you can’t use both programs to make the most of both credits. For instance if somebody makes twenty thousand dollars per quarter or eighty thousand dollars a year for that quarter, you can use ten thousand dollars of salaries toward the ERC credit and 10 thousand dollars toward PPP forgiveness plan.

The program started on March 13th, 2020 and also finishes on September 30, 2021, for eligible companies.

 Not bad, however that’s nothing compared to the 2021 credit due to the fact that for 2021, the credit is equivalent to 70% of certified incomes per employee paid from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, limited to $10,000 in salaries per employee … for that entire time period?


The program started on March 13th, 2020 and also finishes on September 30, 2021, for eligible companies. You can look for refunds for 2020 as well as 2021 after December 31st of this year, right into 2022 and 2023. And possibly past then as well.
Many organizations have received refunds, and others, along with reimbursements, likewise certified to proceed receiving ERC in every pay-roll they refine to December 31, 2021, at about 30% of their payroll expense.  Some businesses have received reimbursements from $100,000 to $6 million.

It underwent a number of modifications as well as numerous technical changes to the program, including just how to determine professional earnings, which workers are qualified, as examples. Your business specific case might require even more intensive requirements and analysis. The program is complicated and and time consuming potentially leaving you with unanswered questions.

For more information related to your business click the link provided and schedule an appointment at your convenience before the opportunity is no longer available.  


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