IRS Employee Retention Credit

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS has made an employee retention credit available to many businesses.  Will you qualify?

Generally, the credit is available to employers who fall into one of the following categories:

  1. The employer’s business is fully or partially suspended by government order due to COVID-19 during the calendar quarter; and/or
  2. The employer’s gross receipts are below 50% of the comparable quarter in 2019. Once the employer’s gross receipts go above 80% of a comparable quarter in 2019, they no longer qualify after the end of that quarter.

The credit is 50% of qualifying wages paid up to $10,000 in total.  Wages paid after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021, are eligible for the credit.  Wages are not limited to cash and can include amounts paid for employer-provided health care.

For additional information about whether you qualify and how to receive the credit, you can look on the IRS website.

If you have any other questions regarding this tax credit or other tax matters, please feel free to reach out to Mendes Weed, LLP, at (925) 390-3222.  We are here to help you during this time with tax law, probate, estate planning, divorce, child custody, restraining orders, and civil litigation.  We have attorneys working remotely to help you with your legal needs.  Please take care during this hard time.

Mendes Weed, LLP is here to help you during this difficult time if you have any questions about your tax matter.  Please feel free to reach out to us at (925) 390-3222.

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