First off... what is the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)?
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a newly expanded refundable tax credit given to employers who are keeping their employees on payroll despite COVID-19 related challenges and losses. New legislation was passed in late December 2020 that made many businesses eligible for the credit for all quarters of 2021, who were not previously eligible in 2020.
The credit is equal to 70% of your employee’s wages that you pay out from January 1 through December 31st, 2021. Qualified wages are limited to $10,000 per employee per calendar quarter. The maximum ERTC amount available is $7,000 per employee per quarter for a total of $28,000 in refundable tax credits for 2021 and potentially up to $5,000 per employee for 2020.
Do you qualify for the ERTC?
Here are a few examples of businesses that qualify:
Awesome! So how do I get started?
Download our Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQs!
Want more info? Our free PDF answers some commonly asked questions about the ERTC, and provides great resources for learning more!