A. Explanation of the ERC and its purpose B. Eligibility criteria for the ERC 1. Overview of the CARES Act and subsequent legislation 2. Impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 C. Calculating the ERC 1. Determining qualified wages 2. Understanding the credit rate and limitations D. Benefits of the ERC for eligible businesses
Closed Businesses and the ERC
Definition and characteristics of a closed business B. ERC eligibility for closed businesses 1. Criteria for determining closure 2. Implications of temporary versus permanent closure C. Retroactive eligibility for closed businesses 1. Exploring the changes in legislation 2. Claiming the ERC for past periods of closure
Reopening and the ERC
A. ERC eligibility upon reopening B. Transitioning from a closed business to an active business C. Documentation and record-keeping requirements
Closed Businesses and the ERC . Case Study : Temporary closure due to a natural disaster. Case Study : Permanent closure due to financial difficulties. Case Study: Suspension of operations due to a public health crisis
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A. Can a closed business apply for the ERC? B. How can I determine if my business is considered closed? C. What is the timeframe for retroactive ERC claims? D. Can a closed business claim the ERC for wages paid to employees during closure? E. Are there any limitations on the ERC for closed businesses? F. How does reopening affect ERC eligibility for a closed business?