Recovery startup ERTC

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Need to know: Recovery startup ERTC

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) under the CARES Act is a fully refundable payroll tax credit. The recovery startup provision of the ERTC was enacted by the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021.

What changed?
Under recovery startup, small businesses can now qualify for the ERTC even without a revenue decline or a government shutdown.

Who is eligible?
Companies qualify if they (1) have less than $1 million in average annual revenue, and (2) started a new trade or business after February 15, 2020. This can be an entirely new company OR a new offering within an existing business.

What is it worth?
For recovery startup, the ERTC is worth up to $7,000 per employee in Q3 and Q4 of 2021, capped at $100,000.

When does it end?
The eligibility period for recovery startup ends on December 31, 2021. Employers can retroactively claim the credit against past quarters. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of November 2021 did not affect recovery startup businesses.