Could Your CPA Be Missing Out on Thousands for Your Business?
In these uncertain times, it’s crucial to ensure your business isn’t leaving money on the table.
Could your CPA be unintentionally costing you thousands by saying you don’t qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
Yes, that is a definite possibility.
No worries, today, we are speaking with Emily, a former IRS agent, who’s here to reveal the truth about qualifying for the ERC and why it’s essential to act now.
Former IRS Agent Emily:
Hello, everyone! Thank you for allowing me to shed light on how we calculate your eligibility for the ERC program. Here at ERC, our mission is to guide small businesses through the complex ERC landscape. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
Calculating ERC for Your Business:
A Golden Opportunity The Employee Retention Credit presents a golden opportunity for businesses to recover from the financial setbacks caused by government orders and the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses faced financial challenges during this period, and the government introduced multiple relief packages to help them recover.
Although the ERC was initiated during the pandemic, businesses can still seek financial relief for up to 7 quarters in which their profits were affected. What’s more, the newly enacted IRS “Complex Qualifiers” Law allows businesses to access even more funds.
Let’s delve into the process of calculating your ERC and how much your business can benefit.
Determine If Your Business Qualifies
For both 2020 and 2021 your business qualifies if it was subject to government-mandated closures or adheres to the new “Complex Qualifiers” Law recently enacted by the IRS.
If your business experienced partial or full suspension of hours during these quarters, you qualify for the ERC. Additionally, a decline in profits is a qualifying factor, but the criteria differ by year.
Let’s break down the qualifications for each year in which the ERC applies to determine the quarters you’re eligible for, allowing for a more accurate calculation of potential benefits.
Qualifications for 2020
- Your business must have experienced a revenue decline of 50% or more compared to the same quarter in 2019.
Qualifications for 2021
- The criteria for 2021 changed, with a decline of 20% or more in revenue compared to the same quarter in 2019.
Calculating the ERC for Qualifying Quarters
Once you identify the qualifying quarters, you can calculate your ERC based on each year.
Calculating for 2020
- For qualifying quarters in 2020, you can claim 50% of up to $10,000 in wages, with a maximum limit of $5,000 per employee for the entire year. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees can claim all wages, while those with over 100 employees can only claim wages paid when the employee wasn’t working.
Calculating for 2021
- In 2021, the parameters remain the same, except the rate has increased from 50% to 70%. This means the limit has been raised to $7,000 per employee. The employee limit has also increased from 100 to 500, following the same guidelines.
How to Maximize Your ERC Benefits
For accurate calculations and to maximize your ERC return, it’s advisable to seek the expertise of experienced IRS professionals, such as our exclusive team of former IRS agents.
With thousands of files processed while working at the IRS, our experts are well-equipped to help you make the most of your ERC return, utilizing the new “Complex Qualifiers” Law introduced by the IRS.
Thanks to our expertise, our clients receive an average of 36% more ERC funds than anyone else. We even have a real case study demonstrating how we secured over 3 times more ERC money than a client’s CPA, even after their CPA had already filed for them!
Additionally, it’s important to note that the United States Congress has already reduced ERC credits from up to $33,000 per employee to $26,000 per employee. To secure your share, act now with SmartERC’s exclusive former IRS agents before Congress further reduces or cancels the program.
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