How it Works
Watch our video to understand more about the ERC program and how we can help your business.
The ERC underwent several changes and has many technical details, including how to determine qualified wages, which employees are eligible, and more. Your business’ specific case might require more intensive review and analysis. The program is complex and might leave you with many unanswered questions.
We can help make sense of it all. Our dedicated experts will guide you and outline the steps you need to take so you can maximize the claim for your business.
Our services include:
Thorough evaluation regarding your eligibility
Comprehensive analysis of your claim
Guidance on the claiming process and documentation
Specific program expertise that a regular CPA or payroll processor might not be well-versed in
Fast and smooth end-to-end process, from eligibility to claiming and receiving refunds
Dedicated specialists that will interpret highly complex program rules and will be available to answer your questions, including:
How does the PPP loan factor into the ERC?
What are the differences between the 2020 and 2021 programs and how does it apply to your business?
What are aggregation rules for larger, multi-state employers, and how do I interpret multiple states’ executive orders?
How do part-time, Union, and tipped employees affect the amount of my refunds?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What period does the program cover?
The program began on March 13th, 2020 and ends on September 30, 2021, for eligible employers.
You can apply for refunds for 2020 and 2021 after December 31st of this year, into 2022 and 2023. And potentially beyond then too.
We have clients who received refunds only, and others that, in addition to refunds, also qualified to continue receiving ERC in every payroll they process through December 31, 2021, at about 30% of their payroll cost.
We have clients who have received refunds from $100,000 to $6 million.
Do we still qualify if we already took the PPP?
Yes. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, businesses can now qualify for the ERC even if they already received a PPP loan. Note, though, that the ERC will only apply to wages not used for the PPP.
Do we still qualify if we did not incur a 20% decline in gross receipts?
- 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 of group meetings.
- Gross receipt reduction criteria is different for 2020 and 2021, but is measured against the current quarter as compared to 2019 pre-COVID amounts.
Do we still qualify if we remained open during the pandemic?
Yes. To qualify, your business must meet either one of the following criteria:
- Experienced a decline in gross receipts by 20%, or
- Had to change business operations due to government orders
Many items are considered as changes in business operations, including shifts in job roles and the purchase of extra protective equipment. The ERC, in this case, also applies only for Q3 and Q4 of 2021. Businesses can qualify, regardless of the number of full-time employees.
About Bottom Line Concepts
We are a no-risk, contingency-based cost savings company. We negotiate on behalf of our clients to get the best prices possible from their existing vendors. We audit old invoices for errors getting our clients refunds and credits. We increase the profitability and overall valuation of our client’s organizations. We believe strongly in all species being created equal. Therefore, animal rights, sustainability, and protecting the environment for future generations are paramount to us. Through our “Line Up For Charity” program we give our clients the opportunity to donate part of the cost savings we achieve to causes our clients are passionate about. We provide a work environment where you can make difference.
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