Employee Retention Credit

Designed to reward businesses that were able to retain their employees during the pandemic.
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Up to $21k per employee

The ERC is a valuable tax break, not a loan. Available for 2021.

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Multiple Ways to Qualify

If your business suffered from decreased revenue, supply chain disruptions, or government mandates.

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Government Funded

The ERC is an economic recovery program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


A dedicated team of tax attorneys and business consultants

Compliant with Tax Laws

We are dedicated to upholding the law by filing our claims in accordance with current tax regulations.

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In-Depth Analysis

We analyze your case carefully to ensure we maximize your Employee Retention Credit.

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No Upfront Fees

If we can't qualify you, we don't get paid.

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Despite the challenges, we were able to keep all of our staff and recently received our Employee Retention Credit for $163,800.

Our application manager, Lily, made the process easy and was able to help us get the credit even when our accountant said it wasn't possible.

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Our Client - Sherri


Daisy's Assisted Living

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We were referred to ERCMaxCredit by a friend and couldn't be happier with the experience.

The team there was helpful in guiding us through the process of collecting the necessary documents and ensuring that our case for qualifying our business complied with IRS laws.

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Our Client - Michael


Fresh & Clean Carpet Care

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I highly recommend reaching out to the ERCMaxCredit team. Of the five companies we spoke to, they were far and away the best.

They were honest and straightforward, and it's clear that they know what they're doing.

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Our Client - Jerome


EcoClean Auto Spa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get Employee Retention Tax Credit if I already received the PPP?
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Yes. Before the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was passed in December 2020, businesses could not claim ERC if they had accepted a PPP loan. With the updated CAA, businesses are eligible even if they claimed a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

Even if my business was profitable or considered essential, can I still qualify for the Employee Retention Credit?
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Yes. Both essential and non-essential businesses can qualify for the Employee Retention Credit. Even if your business saw an increase in sales, you may still be eligible if you experienced disruptions or negative impacts. A decline in revenue is not required.

I've been told my business isn't eligible.
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We have helped businesses claim the Employee Retention Credit who were previously told they don't qualify by their accountant and other firms. It's free to see how much your company could potentially recover.

Can I️ be eligible for ERC if my business shut down?
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Many businesses that are now closed are eligible for the ERC when they were still open. The ERC is based on your gross receipts, not on whether your business is open or closed.

As the owner, do my wages or the wages of any family members I employ qualify for the ERC?
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It depends on your ownership stake and the wages of any family members you employ. If you have majority ownership (over 50%), your wages and the wages of any immediate family members do not qualify for the ERC. However, if you have less than 50% ownership, your W2 wages and the wages of any immediate family members do qualify for the program.

How much can I️ receive from the ERC?
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The credit is worth up to $26,000 per employee, per employer. The total amount of the credit depends on the number of employees retained and the impact of the pandemic on the business.

How long will it take to receive my refund?
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As of 2022, the IRS estimates that it can take an average of 18-24 weeks to process a business's ERC claim and issue a refund check from the US Treasury.

What are the potential consequences of delaying our claim for the ERC?
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The employee retention credit is set to expire once all the funds are claimed, which means you need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of it.

Do I️ have to pay back the ERC?
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Unlike the PPP, the ERC is not a loan but a direct payment for your business. You have the flexibility to use the funds as you see fit.

Can my CPA file the ERC?
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Unless your CPA has filed an Employee Retention Credit (ERC) on your behalf, this tax code is probably out of their scope. Most CPAs don't handle payroll returns, so they may not be familiar with the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and may not be able to help your business qualify for it. Payroll providers may submit your ERC claim but won't help you determine your eligibility or qualified wages. It's important to be careful when filing your ERC claim, as there may be penalties for misrepresenting it. At ERCMaxCredit, we have experience with payroll processing and government tax refunds and can help maximize your ERC claim. Our experts will ensure you get the maximum credit the first time.

What are the potential consequences of an IRS audit for my business?
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At ERCMaxCredit, our main concern in the case of an audit is to ensure that your ERC claim is compliant with all the rules and regulations of the IRS. Every claim will include Tax Audit Defense. We conduct multiple internal reviews to carefully analyze your file and guarantee that the supporting evidence for your ERC claim is unassailable and leaves no room for ambiguity. Your case manager will also document all the facts used to maximize the ERC credit for your business. By taking these steps, we can help you mitigate the risk of an audit and ensure that your ERC claim is as robust as possible.

I'm a CPA or a payroll company, can I refer my clients to ERCMaxCredit?
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Yes. We have a referral program–you earn for each successful claim you refer. Please contact us for more information.

How much do you charge?
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You can get a complimentary analysis of your potential refund without any upfront fees or commitments. There are no hidden costs, and you will never have to pay us out of pocket. Our fee is only charged when you receive your refund checks. Our team of expert CPAs and tax attorneys will handle all the details of preparing and submitting your ERC refund claims. Contact our team to learn if you qualify and how our team can help.