What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit?
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC or ERC) was created as part of the CARES Act to encourage businesses to continue paying employees by providing a credit to the eligible employer for wages paid to eligible employees. The refundable credit is available from March 13, 2020, through September 30, 2021, and can be utilized even if companies received PPP loans. Businesses that started up after February 15, 2020, are eligible for up to $100,000 of credits on wages paid from July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
It's not too late to still claim your ERTC tax credit.
KBKG is providing the following services to assist with ERTC:
- Determine if the employer qualifies, and if so, for which quarters
- Determine which employee wages qualify
- Calculate credits, including analysis of PPP interplay
- Reconcile actual credits with advance credits requested
- Prepare reconciled data for Form 941-X
- Prepare documentation supporting eligibility
Recipients of PPP loans are now eligible to qualify retroactively for the credit in 2020 and 2021.
For 2021, there is a maximum credit of $7,000 per eligible employee, per quarter. The 2021 credit is computed at a rate of 70% of qualified wages paid, up to $10,000 per eligible employee, per quarter. For Eligible Employers with less than 500 average full-time employees in 2019, the credit is available for all employees receiving wages in 2021.
For 2020, there is a maximum credit of $5,000 per eligible employee. The 2020 credit is computed at a rate of 50% of qualified wages paid, up to $10,000 per eligible employee for the year. For Eligible Employers with less than 100 average full-time employees in 2019, the credit is available for all employees receiving wages in 2020.
An Eligible Employer (including all members of a control group) must meet one of the following criteria:
Additional rules and limitations apply.
Employee Retention Tax Insights
The IRS recently published IR-2022-183, warning employers to be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) when they may not qualify. As part of this notice, the IRS included several red flags that business owners and CPAs should look out for, many of which we have highlighted … Read More
Looking for CPE credit? We have several sessions available this month. Click the links below to register. If you have questions or need help registering, please email [email protected] Research & Development Tax Credits 11/1/2022 | 12:00 PM PT | 1 hour | 1 CPE credit This webinar will cover the fundamentals of the Research and … Read More
KBKG Tax Insight: IRS To Target Abusive ERTC Claims. Analysis of Government Shutdown & Supply Chain Rules
As Featured in Accounting Today One of the biggest issues being discussed by the IRS, Congress, and the AICPA are the millions of businesses that are being targeted by tax credit companies looking to help them claim the Employment Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). While it’s true that many companies qualify, there is significant concern about … Read More
Our Director of R&D Tax Credits and ERTC, Bill Taylor is speaking at the TXCPA Free Expo on June 23rd. Along with him, our Regional Director, Matthew Geltz, is representing KBKG at the exhibit hall. The TXCPA Free CPE Expo is taking place on June 23rd at the UT Commons Conference Center in Texas. About … Read More
Our CEO, Gian Pazzia is attending the PrimeGlobal Partner Leadership Summit as a delegate. Along with him, our National Director of Business Development, Gina Lim, is sponsoring the event on behalf of KBKG. The conference is taking place from June 20th to June 22nd at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada. About PrimeGlobal Partner … Read More
This year Todd French, Lon O’Connor, Robert VanDeVeire, Brandon Val Verde, and Kyle Ernsberger will be representing KBKG at the AIA Architecture Conference. The conference takes place from June 22nd to June 25th in Chicago, Illinois. About the AIA Architecture Conference The AIA Architecture Conference is the architecture and design event of the year. With … Read More
Our Regional Director, Bill Taylor is speaking about Employee Retention Tax Credits & Impact on Research and Development Tax Credits, CCM, and TX Law Changes at the Tax Alliance Conference on June 7th. Joining him is our Regional Director, Matthew Geltz, and he is representing KBKG at the exhibition hall. The Tax Alliance Conference is … Read More
Alex Martin, Transfer Pricing Principal, will be speaking at TXCPA Dallas Convergence on Monday, May 16th. He’ll be joined by Bill Taylor, William Long, Matthew Geltz, Mike Cornell, and Emily Kennedy from our Dallas Fort-Worth office. This event is taking place at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas. About the TXCPA Dallas Convergence TXCPA … Read More
By now, most companies have heard of or even claimed Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERTC) or a PPP Loan. Those that have taken advantage of the credit have seen hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in benefits for retaining employees in 2020 and 2021. For example, one professional services firm with 19 eligible employees … Read More
Jason Melillo is a Principal and Local and Wage Based Incentive practice leader at KBKG. His areas of expertise are Local Incentives, Employment Tax Credits which includes Employee Retention Tax Credit, and other employment credits. Old Law New Law Eligible Employers 2020 2021 Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% of … Read More