Clients Having Success Reassessing Employee Retention Credit
Many of AAFCPAs’ clients are having success reassessing their eligibility for the Employee Retention Tax Credit.
“IRS anticipates that approximately 70%-80% of small and medium businesses (as well as tens of thousands of charities) were good candidates for taking the ERC,” according to Forbes.com. “The reality is, to date the actual numbers of businesses and charities applying for the ERC is far below that. Small and medium businesses (as well as tax-exempts/charities) are leaving billions of dollars on the table.”
If you have not yet reassessed your eligibility, AAFCPAs urges you to review some of these resources:
- Webinar OnDemand: Reassess Eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit
- Blog: AAFCPAs’ update on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for 2020 and 2021
WHAT IS THE CREDIT VALUE?
In 2020 the credit value was up to $5,000 per employee, and in 2021 it was up to $7,000 per employee per quarter. A company with 20 employees could be looking at as much as $100,000 in 2020 and $140,000 per quarter in 2021, for a combined total of up to $520,000- in credits (so long as the organization qualifies for all quarters).
WHAT DOES AAFCPAS ADVISE?
AAFCPAs recommends that eligible companies file as soon as practical to prevent further delays with your credits. The IRS is currently projecting that processing times could take up to a year.
As with all tax credits, there are significant rules and potential pitfalls. If you have any questions about how these provisions affect your organization, please contact Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, at 774.512.4051, email@example.com; or your AAFCPAs Partner.