The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) helped employers bolster cash flow and avoided layoffs during the most uncertain periods of COVID. The confluence of state-issued forced business closures and stay-at-home orders created adverse conditions for many companies. The program provided a desperately needed capital infusion to struggling businesses. By the time it ended for most taxpayers on September 30, 2021, it was one of the most valuable tax credits at employers’ disposal, allowing businesses to recoup thousands of dollars per year, per employee.
As the rules changed for who could take the credit, and for what amounts, millions of companies applied for the ERTC retroactively.… Read More