The deadline for claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is getting closer. If you are an eligible business or nonprofit organization, you still have time to determine your eligibility and file your claim. That time, however, will run out soon with strict filing deadlines coming up in 2024 and 2025.
The IRS has warned taxpayers about pandemic relief fraud before. Employee retention credit fraud is now so widespread that the IRS added it to its annual list of Dirty Dozen tax scams.
Last year, the IRS issued a news release warning employers to be wary of third parties who have ramped up campaigns to try and get employers to claim the CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) when they may not actually qualify.
The IRS recently warned employers to beware of advertisements and solicitations that promise tax refunds that seem too good to be true. They promise business owners lucrative tax refunds from the Employee Retention Credit through filing amended payroll tax returns.
Many employers do not realize they could benefit from the ERC. As businesses close their books and records for 2021 and begin to work on tax compliance, it is a good opportunity to revisit the ERC to clear up any confusion that may exist.
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Businesses that started during the pandemic have a new opportunity to claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit for the 3rd and 4th quarters in 2021. There are minimal eligibility requirements to net up to $100,000 in tax credits for the year. Act now to include the credit on your 2021 3rd quarter payroll tax return.
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Notice 2021-49 provides answers on previously uncertain issues and addresses changes implemented in the American Rescue Plan Act.