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With the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
The IRS is paying businesses up to $33,000 for each
Your company could qualify for a max credit of $1 million dollars! Finding an accounting firm focused on maximizing your Employee Retention Credit (ERC) can be a daunting task, but Five Star Tax strives to ease your mind and offer the best services in the industry. Our team of Employee Retention Credit (ERC) experts will help you obtain the maximum credit and implement an audit-proof strategy that best suits your business’s needs.
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What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created as an incentive under the CARES Act to encourage businesses to keep their employees employed even when the business fell below normal operational hours and transitioned into a partial shutdown. The amount of the credit could be substantial to your business. Five Star Tax can help you determine if you qualify for free.
Which businesses qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
An Eligible Employer is an individual that has continued their trade or business during the relevant calendar year, including tax-exempt organizations, that have either:
- completely or partially halted operations during any calendar quarter due to the COVID-19 crisis
- experienced a notable diminishment in “gross receipts” during the relevant calendar quarter
How much money can I get back from the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
The most current version of The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) provides a refundable tax credit of up to:
- $5,000 for each full-time employee retained between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020
- $28,000 for each employee retained between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
$33,000 per employee is significant and adds up quickly. If you calculate your credit incorrectly on your own, you’d be leaving a lot of money on the table. This is why you need the team of experts at Five Star Tax to help determine how much the IRS owes you.
Will the IRS audit my taxes after receiving the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
Most likely, YES! The IRS may audit every business that files for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). It is extremely important to seek the help of someone who is familiar with the process to ensure your audit file is professionally prepared, as well as make sure you are receiving the highest possible credit back from the IRS.
Where can I file the forms for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
We will help you navigate the process. Your business will need to provide your payroll provider with the amount of credit you qualify for. We DO NOT recommend using your current bookkeeper or accountant to apply for these credits as they do not have the specific knowledge or experience in how to fill out the forms in the best way possible (possibly leaving a lot of money on the table) or to protect your business in the event of a failed audit. Five Star Tax is a reputable firm with a team of experts dedicated to helping businesses like yours navigate the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).