Covid IRS Rebate - ERC Explained
Do I have to repay the ERC Credit?
No. This is not a loan. It's a refundable tax credit. When we file your ERC claim, we request a refund check for you.
How much do you charge?
Nothing unless we are able to secure a refund.
Once your claim is paid, we charge anywhere from 10% to 15% of your total claim check.
Can't I just have my CPA file? Why would I use this program instead?
Of course. The challenge is the ERC credit is taken on your payroll returns and not through your business income tax returns, which is what most CPA's handle. Because of this most CPA's don't process this credit, unless they process your payroll in house. This is also a big reason why this credit is so underutilized. Since CPA's don't typically handle it and they are the tax experts, it has mostly fallen in a middle ground where few are able to effectively process the credit. Interestingly, we receive a large portion of our clients from CPA's.
DeliverLogic has partnered with multiple entities to ensure the largest rate of success and rebate. We have vetted and partnered with what we feel are the best in the business. We have also vetted a program that provides the option to receive your settlement from a private lender, for an additional fee.
Our partners have decades of experience in tax law, which has allowed us to specifically focus to understanding and maximizing the ERC program. In our experience we have found that due to the complexity (the ERC tax code is over 200 pages) and time investment necessary to understand the ERC program, very few are able to effectively maximize this sizable credit for your business.
Can I get ERC Funds if I already took the PPP?
Yes. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted December 27, 2020, modified the ERC credit rules. One of the modifications included allowing a company to have a PPP loan and still take advantage of the ERC credit. However, you can't use the same dollar for dollar funds. We take this into account when processing your ERC credit.
My revenue went up in 2020, can I still qualify for the ERC program?
Yes! There are two possible qualifications for 2020: revenue reduction, or a "full or partial shutdown of your business due to COVID-19". Specifically the IRS describes this as "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." Below are several examples of qualifying events:
Example 1: A restaurant must close or limit its on-site dining. Such as having to close down every other table, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Example 2: A business that needs to meet with clients in person and has to cancel meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Example 3: A business has to reduce their operating hours because COVID-19 restrictions and cleaning requirements.
Example 4: A business had delayed production timelines caused by supply chain disruptions.
Example 5: A business with a planned event has to cancel that event, or restrict the amount of people who can attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.
I'm a CPA or a payroll company, can I refer my clients to the this ERC program?
Yes. We also offer a referral/affiliate program. Just submit a contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will the ERC funds run out?
This is not a lending program - tax refunds are issued by the US Treasury. Therefore, all eligible employers will receive the funds.
I'm getting more in ERC Credit than I paid in taxes?
Remember that this program is taken according to payroll taxes paid, not on income taxes. ERC funds not applied towards owed payroll taxes are treated as an 'overdeposit' of taxes that will be requested as a refund check from the IRS.
As an owner do my wages, or the wages of any family member I employ qualify?
Maybe. Wages of owners who have majority ownership, defined as over 50%, do not qualify, nor do the W2 wages of any immediate family members of the owner. In the case an owner has less than 50% ownership, their W2 wages qualify, as do the W2 wages paid to immediate family members.
How long does it take to get my ERC Credit?
This is how the process works: you send us the required documents and we process an analysis at no charge. The process from start to finish usually happens in 2-3 weeks. If you wish to move forward, you will select your desired payment option and we file your claim. Once filed, refunds are released based on IRS backlog.
Getting funds quicker: We do have the ability to fund your claim internally for an additional fee. Funds can be released within 2 weeks after approval.
Currently, the IRS has stipulated a 20 week minimum if you don't need funds immediately and don't mind waiting.
Is the ERC Credit taxable?
The ERC credit is not considered income for federal income tax purposes, but you must reduce any deductible wage expenses by the amount of the credit. Please provide the credit information to your CPA for tax purposes.