Please note: As of 12:00 am PDT on April 9, 2024, we are no longer accepting applications for tax year 2020. Any completed applications (with supporting documentation) submitted on or after 12:00 am PDT on April 9, 2024, will be prepared and filed for tax year 2021 only. By continuing to utilize our service, you acknowledge and agree that SmartERC will not prepare nor file your Forms 941X for any quarter of tax year 2020.

Access to the 2020 ERC is Ending Soon: How You Can Benefit Before Time Runs Out

The deadline to file your taxes for 2023 is fast approaching and with it, your window to apply for a valuable tax credit for your small business may be closing. The Employee Retention Credit, or ERC, was introduced to help businesses retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering much-needed financial relief during challenging times. You […]

How the Employee Retention Credit Can Help Construction Businesses Recover

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How the Construction Industry Was Affected During the Pandemic During the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry dealt with unpredictable changes in demand, supply chain disturbances, and labor deficits. Faced with these hurdles, the construction industry proved its resilience by rapidly adapting to new protocols, utilizing digital solutions, and rethinking traditional operational strategies. 975,000 construction jobs […]

New 2024 Proposed Tax Legislation Could Spell an Early End for ERC

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What Does This Mean for Small Businesses? As small businesses across the United States emerged from the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners have relied on various relief programs to recover and survive. One such program is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), a payroll tax credit designed to provide financial assistance to businesses […]

A Complete Guide to the Employee Retention Credit For Non-Profit Organizations

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Are Nonprofits Eligible For ERC? Navigating the complex world of tax credits can be overwhelming. But what if we told you that your cherished community church, local homeless shelter, and other nonprofits just might be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? If they’ve experienced a government-ordered shutdown or witnessed a notable dip in revenue […]

Boost Potential Earnings with Smart ERC’s ERC Referral Program

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Join Our ERC Referral Affiliate Program Are you interested in earning rewards while helping businesses optimize their Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims? By joining our ERC Affiliate Partner Program, you can do just that.  As a former IRS Auditor with over 13 years of experience, I understand the challenges businesses face when it comes to […]

The Ultimate Guide To Finding The Best ERC Company For Your Business

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Top Tips for Choosing the Best ERC Company Navigating the maze of tax credits can be daunting, especially when you’re trying to maximize eligible benefits like the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Introduced as a lifeline for businesses during challenging times, the ERC has become an essential tool in bolstering financial health. Our guide will chart […]

ERC Qualifications for Recovery Startup Businesses

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Recovery Startup Business ERC Qualifications If you started a business just prior to, or during, the pandemic, you may qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) as a recovery startup business.  Previously, newly established businesses didn’t qualify for stimulus funding. But with the American Rescue Plan Act, new businesses that began operations after February 15, […]

ERC Scams: How to Protect Your Business from Fraud

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ERC Scams: What You Need to Know I know that as a business owner, your enterprise is your lifeblood. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has been a lifeline for many businesses, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this has also made the ERC credit a target for fraudsters. Having served as an […]

ERC Claims in 2024: Top 4 Misconceptions

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ERC Claims in 2024 Welcome to your guide on claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in 2024. We’ve noticed a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding this beneficial tax credit.  My name’s Alejandra Astudillo from Smart ERC. For the past 13 years, I’ve dedicated my career to tax accounting, serving as an Internal Revenue Agent […]

ERC Suspended: What You Need to Know About the IRS Moratorium

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ERC Suspended: Facts About The IRS Moratorium The IRS’s recent announcement of a temporary halt to the processing of new Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims is a testament to the problematic surge in questionable ERC claims. This measure is designed to protect taxpayers from scams and to give the IRS time to address concerns raised […]

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