Under the CARES Act, eligible employers able to keep employees on their payroll can claim the Employee Retention Credit:
- The Employee Retention Credit allow employers take a credit in the amount of 50% of up to $10,000 of an employee’s qualifying wages ($5,000 is the maximum credit amount). This credit then reduces your employer Social Security tax liability.
- If your credit is more than your SS tax liability, you will receive a refund.
- Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit equal to 50% of qualifying wages employers pay to their employees after March 12, 2020 and before January 1, 2021.
- The maximum credit amount is $5,000 per employee for all calendar quarters. This means the IRS will only take wages up to $10,000 per employee into account.
Employers eligible for the Employee Retention Credit are those who, in any calendar quarter in 2020, have either:
- Fully or partially suspended operations as a result of orders from a governmental authority due to the coronavirus
- Experienced a significant decline in gross receipts
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