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Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) 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. Recent changes extended the credit through December 31, 2021 and allow for the ERTC to be utilized even by companies that received PPP loans.
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 estimates for current and future quarters
- Prepare form 7200 for employer to submit to IRS to receive advances
- After the quarter has ended, calculate the actual credits earned
- Reconcile actual credits with advance credits requested
- Prepare reconciled data for Form 941-X
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, extending the ERTC through the end of 2021. »READ MORE
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
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The ERTC was originally established under the CARES Act t encourage businesses to keep employees on payroll during the pandemic. Employers can now retroactively apply for credits in 2020, even if they have received a PPP loan from the Small Business Administration. Employers can receive a CREDIT ADVANCE from the US Treasury. ERTC was extended … Read More
If you have not looked into Employee Retention Tax Credits, then you need to reach out to your regional director or contact us right away to see if you qualify. It is worth a quick assessment. We can help you claim the credit and receive cash refunds up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and … Read More
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We got some great news this morning. The House has voted 219-212 to extend the Employee Retention Tax Credit through December 31, 2021, as part of the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief bill. If it passes the Senate next week it will very likely be signed by the President shortly after. The Employee Retention Tax Credit … 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