ERC FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, this isn't a loan. It's a refundable tax credit that you can get if you qualify. We request a refund check when we file your ERC claim.

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Yes. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, which was enacted on December 27, 2020, changed the ERC credit rules. As a result, businesses are allowed to obtain a PPP loan while still taking advantage of the ERC credit.

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No, if you are the majority owner (over 50 percent) of your business, your compensation does not qualify.

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The specialists at ERC Free File have decades of payroll and tax expertise, and we are exclusively focused on helping our clients maximize their ERC credit. In our experience, we have discovered that because of the intricacy of the ERC tax code and time investment required to comprehend the ERC program, few CPAs are able to fully exploit this major tax credit. That’s why companies from all industries have put their trust in the program specialists at ERC Free File.

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It’s 100% free to find out if you qualify for an ERC tax credit. Then, if you qualify (which most businesses do), we collect a small percentage of the ERC credit recovered. We’ll provide you with an exact percentage as part of your free qualification analysis. In general though, our cost is very reasonable because we are frequently able to recover 10-20 percent more than someone who is less familiar with the program. Plus, there are no up-front costs — so it’s truly a win-win.

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Here’s how it works: you provide us with the required paperwork, and we conduct a free analysis. The whole process, from start to finish, usually takes no more than 2-3 weeks. If you wish to proceed, you must choose your payment choice and we will file your claim for you. Refunds are issued according on the IRS backlog after they have been filed. The typical timeframe for our clients to receive their refund payments from the IRS is 2-6 months.

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