Refund your business with the ERC

If your business was impacted by COVID-19, you could qualify for a refund of up to $26,000 per employee.

"The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has proven to be one of the most effective tax policies in helping small and medium sized businesses and tax exempt entities weather the economic impact of the pandemic." - Forbes

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About the ERC

What is the ERC and how can it help me?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable payroll tax credit created in 2020 to help businesses retain their employees during COVID-19. The credit is based on your payroll and healthcare expenses in 2020 and 2021 and can be claimed until 2025 by filing amended employment tax returns.

How do employers qualify?

Your business may qualify if:

1) Your operations were fully or partially suspended by a government order OR
2) You experienced a significant decline in gross receipts (determined on a quarter by quarter basis).

You do not have to satisfy both tests.
The maximum refund per employee can be $26,000!

Government Order
Significant Decline in Gross Receipts
Estimate ERC

Government Order

Either a full or partial suspension of operations may make your business eligible.

In many states, certain operations were either prohibited or limited due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by state and local governmental authorities.

Full Suspension (Required to Close)
Partial Suspension (Limited Operations Permitted)
Estimate ERC
Year Required decline in gross receipts
2020 Quarterly decline >50% compared to the same quarter in 2019*
2021 Quarterly decline >20% compared to the same quarter in 2019**

* Your eligibility in 2020 ends on the earlier of 1) the last day of the quarter in which your gross receipts exceeded 80% as compared to the same quarter in 2019 or 2) the last day of Q4 2020.

** Don't forget about the prior quarter safe harbor rule that applies for 2021! If your gross receipts decline by >20% in one quarter, you are also eligible in the subsequent quarter. A lot of employers miss this critical benefit.

Significant Decline in Gross Receipts

In 2021 - for any given quarter - if your business experienced a >20% drop in gross receipts when compared to 2019.

For 2020, the drop must be >50% in any quarter to qualify under this test.

Estimate ERC

Significant Decline in Gross Receipts

In 2021 - for any given quarter - if your business experienced a >20% drop in gross receipts when compared to 2019.

For 2020, the drop must be >50% in any quarter to qualify under this test.

Estimate ERC
Year Required decline in gross receipts
2020 Quarterly decline >50% compared to the same quarter in 2019*
2021 Quarterly decline >20% compared to the same quarter in 2019**

* Your eligibility in 2020 ends on the earlier of 1) the last day of the quarter in which your gross receipts exceeded 80% as compared to the same quarter in 2019 or 2) the last day of Q4 2020.

** Don't forget about the prior quarter safe harbor rule that applies for 2021! If your gross receipts decline by >20% in one quarter, you are also eligible in the subsequent quarter. A lot of employers miss this critical benefit.

Getting Your Refund

Guiding Employers
Through Our Simple and Secure Process

We'll review your facts, determine eligibility, and provide an estimated refund amount - free of charge.
Once we determine you're eligible, we'll calculate your refund, prepare forms, and provide all required documentation for your files.

Our fee is 4-10% of the refund you receive.
Your business will receive your refund check in the mail!

Get started with your ERC refund today

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Common questions
about the ERC

You're not alone! Here are the most common questions we receive from businesses about the ERC.

All Questions

No. Businesses that claimed PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans may still be eligible for the ERC! This is a common misconception about the ERC – Congress made a retroactive change to the ERC at the end of 2020 to allow PPP loan recipients to claim the ERC.

Yes – there is no exclusion for essential businesses. However, essential businesses that remained open will need to demonstrate that their in-person operations were subject to modifications that reduced their ability to operate by at least 10%.

Yes, if you can establish that your operations were partially suspended due to a governmental order.

While payroll providers have payroll data, they're not positioned to help you determine and document the full extent of ERC eligibility or conduct the PPP overlap analysis. For example, some providers have missed the 2021 prior quarter safe harbor rule, leaving significant amounts of ERC refund on the table.