Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit?

Take the Quick Test and Find Out

The expanded Employee Retention Credit (ERC) provides welcome relief for businesses and organizations hardest-hit by the global pandemic. Optimizing the credit so that it has the best possible impact can be complex – especially if you have FFCRA or other wage-based credits.

Here’s what you need to know.

ERC qualifications

You may qualify for the ERC if:

  • Operations were fully or partially suspended by a government order, or
  • Gross receipts were less than 50% compared to the same quarter in 2019, or
  • You experienced decline in gross receipts of 20% or more during the first two quarters of 2020 compared to the same two quarters in 2019

NOTE: Obtaining a PPP loan does NOT disqualify you from the ERC. And, credits for 2020 can be obtained retroactively – it’s not too late!

How much is the credit?

For 2020, the credit is capped at $5,000 per employee.

For 2021, the cap increases to up to $14,000 per employee ($7,000 per quarter for the first two quarters). (Learn more.)

Do you qualify?

Find out if you qualify, and what the ERC may be worth to your business or organization: take the ERC Quick Test and a member of our COVID-19 Advisory Team will contact you with next steps.

Timing is everything – true-up calculations are due just days after the quarter’s last payroll. Working with a qualified tax professional can give you the peace of mind you need to focus on the future. Take the Quick Test now.


Barnes Dennig COVID-19 Advisory Team

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