Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC)

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Over $278,821,775

Recovered for U.S. Businesses & The Self-Employed

About the ERC Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a valuable financial lifeline for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic providing up to $26,000 per employee in relief.

Navigating the complexities of the ERC can be challenging, but our expertise can help you maximize the benefits while ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines.

Schedule a free consultation with our team today to take action and secure the financial support your business deserves!


How To Apply For The ERC Tax Credit

Free ERC Consultation

1. Book Your Free Consultation

Your ERC expert will ask you a few questions about your business to determine if you qualify.

Submit Documents

2 . Submit Documents

Upload your documents and our AI-Tool calculates your exact credit and submits it to the IRS.

Receive ERC Payment

3. Claim ERC Payment

Receive your ERC payment from the IRS! If you don't qualify, there is NO out-of-pocket cost!

Dedicated ERC Tax Experts

The Relief Consultants

ERC Tax Service Specialists

The Relief Consultants specializes in the Employee Retention Credit and has helped thousands of businesses and self-employed individuals recover hundreds of millions of dollars in relief funds from the IRS.

Who can Apply for ERC?

  • Restaurants & Bars

  • Retail Stores

  • Hotels & Lodging

  • Entertainment & Theaters

  • Gyms & Fitness Centers

  • Healthcare Providers

  • Educational Institutions

  • and much more

The ERC supports businesses affected by COVID-19, regardless of industry. Contact us to see if you qualify.

ERC for Restaurant Owners

ERC Update

Don't delay! The credit ends April 15th, 2025!

The Relief Consultants

Recent Success Stories

Tracy ERC Customer


Medical Consulting Partner

Tracy's medical consulting company, with two employees, faced a significant revenue decline from 2019 to 2021 due to COVID-19. The Relief Consultants quickly determined her eligibility for $73,659.78 in ERC funds and submitted the claim to the IRS. Now, Tracy's check is on its way.

Credit Amount:

  • $73,659.78

Jean-Cluade ERC Customer


VP of Operations

Jean-Claude, CEO of a San Diego-based biotech firm, faced significant setbacks due to government shutdowns and a 50% revenue decline in 2020 and 2021. The Relief Consultants analyzed his payroll data and determined his eligibility for a $532,408.82 ERC. He was able to invest back in his business.

Credit Amount:

  • $532,408.82

Jean-Cluade ERC Customer


Fractional CFO

Gerald, a fractional CFO, tested The Relief Consultants with one of his companies. Within just three days, we identified a substantial $375,340.14, which the IRS is now processing. Impressed by the results, Gerald has referred his other clients to uncover their potential ERC eligibility.

Credit Amount:

  • $375,340.14

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the ERC over?

There is a lot of misinformation online. No, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is not over. Businesses can still assess their eligibility and apply for the ERC tax credit by filing amended returns before the deadline of April 15, 2025.

Do I have to pay back the ECR Credit?

No, you do not have to repay the ERC if you qualify. The ERC is a refundable tax credit, which means that if your business is eligible, you will receive a check from the IRS. Unlike a loan or even the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the ERC does not require repayment or forgiveness.

How much does your company charge?

We work on a contingency basis, meaning that our fees are only charged if your business successfully qualifies for and receives the credit. If you don't qualify, we'll let you know at no cost to you. Our experts are highly trained and can determine your eligibility in just 10 minutes or less, providing you with a quick and efficient service.

By working with us, most businesses see a 10-20% higher payout compared to working with a CPA who may be less familiar with the intricacies of the ERC program. Our goal is to help you maximize your credit while minimizing your upfront costs.

Why should I choose The Relief Consultants over my CPA for ERC filing?

You should choose The Relief Consultants over a CPA for ERC filing for several important factors:

1. Specialized expertise: The Relief Consultants focuses solely on the ERC program, navigating its complexities to maximize your credit.Payroll experience: With decades of payroll experience, we can effectively process the ERC, which is claimed through payroll returns rather than business income tax returns.

2. Overcoming underutilization: Many CPAs don't process the ERC unless they handle payroll in-house, leading to the credit being underutilized.

3. Referrals from CPAs: A large portion of our clients are referred by CPAs who recognize our specialized expertise in the ERC.

4. Navigating complexity: The ERC tax code spans over 200 pages, requiring significant time and expertise to maximize the credit effectively.

By choosing The Relief Consultants, you can leverage our specialized knowledge and experience to secure the maximum ERC benefits for your business.

Can I claim the ERC if I already received a PPP loan?

Yes, you can claim the ERC even if you received a PPP loan. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 amended the ERC rules to allow businesses with PPP loans to claim the credit. However, you cannot use the same wages for both PPP loan forgiveness and the ERC.

When processing your ERC credit, we carefully analyze and allocate wages between the two programs to ensure compliance and maximize your benefits.

My revenue went up in 2020 or 2021, can I still qualify for ERC?

Yes! There are two possible ways to qualify for the ERC: revenue reduction or a "full or partial shutdown of your business due to COVID-19".

The IRS describes the latter as "A government authority required partial or full shutdown of your business during 2020 or 2021. This includes your operations being limited by commerce, inability to travel, or restrictions on group meetings".

Here are some examples of qualifying events:

Example 1: A restaurant has to close or limit its on-site dining, such as closing every other table, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Example 2: A business that needs to meet with clients in person has to cancel meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Example 3: A business has to reduce its operating hours because of COVID-19 restrictions and cleaning requirements.

Example 4: A business experiences delayed production timelines caused by supply chain disruptions.

Example 5: A business has to cancel a planned event or restrict the number of attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Will the Employee Retention Funds run out?

No, the ERC funds will not run out. The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit, not a lending program. This means that the funds are issued directly by the U.S. Treasury as tax refunds. As long as your business qualifies for the credit and submits the necessary documentation within the specified deadlines, you will receive the funds you are eligible for.

Do the wages of business owners or their employed family members qualify for the ERC?

The eligibility of owners' wages and the wages of their employed family members depends on the ownership percentage:

1. If an owner has a majority ownership (more than 50%), their wages do not qualify for the ERC.

2. W-2 wages paid to immediate family members of a majority owner (more than 50%) also do not qualify.

3. If an owner has less than 50% ownership, their W-2 wages can qualify for the ERC.

4. W-2 wages paid to immediate family members of an owner with less than 50% ownership can also qualify.

In summary, the ERC eligibility of owners' wages and the wages of their employed family members is determined by the ownership percentage, with the 50% ownership threshold being the key factor.

How long does it take to get my ERC Credit?

The process of claiming your ERC credit involves submitting required documents for a complimentary analysis, which usually takes 2-3 weeks from start to finish. If you decide to proceed, you select your payment option, and we file your claim.

Once filed, the IRS processes and releases refunds based on their current backlog, with a minimum turnaround time of 20 weeks. Therefore, the total timeline for receiving your ERC credit payment depends on the efficiency of the initial process and the IRS's processing time, which may take several months due to the current backlog.

Do I have to pay taxes on the ERC Tax Credit?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is not considered taxable income for federal income tax purposes. However, it's important to note that you must reduce any wage expenses you claim as deductions on your federal income tax return by the amount of the ERC credit you receive. This adjustment ensures that you don't receive a double benefit by claiming both the credit and the wage deduction.

To maintain accurate records and ensure proper reporting, it's crucial to provide your CPA with the information regarding your ERC credit. They will need this information to make the necessary adjustments on your tax return and ensure compliance with IRS guidelines.

Do I have to file the ERC credits on my tax returns?

Yes, the ERC funds you receive will need to be reported on your income tax return.

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