Employee Retention Credit

You can receive an ERC credit of up to $26,000 per employee — and you do not have to pay the money back.

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Did your business experience a significant decline in revenue during 2020 or a decline in revenue in any of the first three quarters of 2021 because of COVID-19?

Did your business experience either a full or partial suspension due to a Covid-19 government order?

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ERC Explained


What is the Employee Retention Credit and what are the benefits?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a new tax credit authorized by the CARES Act that provides a refund to employers who were affected by COVID-19. ERC is a relief measure for companies that kept workers on their payroll by providing them with a refundable tax credit. Program benefits include:

  • All types of businesses can apply
  • There are no industry restrictions
  • You can use the funds for any purpose
  • This is not a loan; you do not have to pay the money back
  • There are no up-front costs
  • The qualification process is free
  • You’re eligible even if you received a Paycheck Protection Program loan(s)

How it works

In just 4 easy steps, you could receive an ERC credit of up to $26,000 per employee. Here’s how it works…

Step 1: See If You Qualify

To begin, we first need to make sure that you qualify for the ERC Credit. The good news is that all types of businesses can apply, and there are no industry restrictions. Click the button below or call (833) 319-1989 to get started.

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Step 2: Document Review

Next, we provide a secure area where you can upload the required documents and information. Our experts will then review your submission to determine your ERC credit amount, and then submit your request to the IRS.

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Step 3: Submission & Processing

Once we submit your request, we then have to wait for the IRS to process your request. The IRS can take 4-6 months, on average, to complete processing your ERC application.

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Step 4: You Receive Funds

Lastly, after your request has been processed, you will receive a check from the IRS — and you do not have to pay the money back!

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, this isn't a loan. It's a refundable tax credit that you can get if you qualify. We request a refund check when we file your ERC claim.

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Yes. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, which was enacted on December 27, 2020, changed the ERC credit rules. As a result, businesses are allowed to obtain a PPP loan while still taking advantage of the ERC credit.

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No, if you are the majority owner (over 50 percent) of your business, your compensation does not qualify.

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The specialists at ERC Free File have decades of payroll and tax expertise, and we are exclusively focused on helping our clients maximize their ERC credit. In our experience, we have discovered that because of the intricacy of the ERC tax code and time investment required to comprehend the ERC program, few CPAs are able to fully exploit this major tax credit. That’s why companies from all industries have put their trust in the program specialists at ERC Free File.

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It’s 100% free to find out if you qualify for an ERC tax credit. Then, if you qualify (which most businesses do), we collect a small percentage of the ERC credit recovered. We’ll provide you with an exact percentage as part of your free qualification analysis. In general though, our cost is very reasonable because we are frequently able to recover 10-20 percent more than someone who is less familiar with the program. Plus, there are no up-front costs — so it’s truly a win-win.

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Here’s how it works: you provide us with the required paperwork, and we conduct a free analysis. The whole process, from start to finish, usually takes no more than 2-3 weeks. If you wish to proceed, you must choose your payment choice and we will file your claim for you. Refunds are issued according on the IRS backlog after they have been filed. At present, the IRS has set a 20-week minimum time frame for ERC reimbursements.

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