BLC launched our Government Aid Division to help small businesses impacted by Covid-19
We Specialize in Maximizing the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Program.
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.
About The ERC Program
What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
ERC is a stimulus program designed to help those businesses that were able to retain their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Established by the CARES Act, it is a refundable tax credit – a grant, not a loan – that you can claim for your business. The ERC is available to both small and mid-sized businesses. It is based on qualified wages and healthcare paid to employees.
Up to $26,000 per employee
Available for 2020 and the first 3 quarters of 2021
Qualify with decreased revenue or COVID event
No limit on funding
ERC is a refundable tax credit
How much money can you get back?
You can claim up to $5,000 per employee for 2020. For 2021, the credit can be up to $7,000 per employee per quarter.
How do you know if your business is eligible?
To qualify, your business must have been negatively impacted in either of the following ways:
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.
A business can be eligible for one quarter and not another.
Initially, under the CARES Act of 2020, businesses were not able to qualify for the ERC if they had already received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. With new legislation in 2021, employers are now eligible for both programs. The ERC, though, cannot apply to the same wages as the ones for PPP.
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?
Ready To Get Started?
1. We determine whether your business qualifies for the ERC.
2. We analyze your claim and compute the maximum amount you can receive.
3. Our team guides you through the claiming process, from beginning to end, including proper documentation.
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.
Interested in finding out more, or have any questions for us?