The ERTC (Employee retention tax credit) is a refundable payroll tax credit designed to help businesses impacted by COVID-19, retain their employees. It was signed into law on March 27, 2020, as part of the CARES Act. The bill was significantly expanded in 2021.
Eligible businesses can receive up to $7,000 per employee per quarter for 2021. Yes, that’s up to $28,000 per employee for the year! For 2020, eligible businesses can receive up to $5,000 per employee.