ERC Helpdesk2022-11-15T15:54:27-05:00


If YES, you are likely eligible to RECEIVE up to $26,000 per W-2 employee.

Whether or not you have received PPP, know that the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), passed under the CARES Act, is a refundable tax credit that rewards businesses who kept employees on their payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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We Have Claimed Millions Of Dollars For Our Clients…
Recovered: $2,000,000+

“The impact of the pandemic caused us to restructure. Our new business model was successful and we did not experience a revenue decline, but the pivot was more than a nominal event. ERC Helpdesk discovered this qualified us for the ERC tax credit!

—Land Development Co.

Recovered: $1,518,842

“I received PPP and my revenue declines in 2020 weren’t drastic, so I didn’t think I would qualify. But ERC Helpdesk discovered I met the 2021 threshold!”

—Home Care Industry

Recovered: $287,567

“We didn’t think we qualified. ERC Helpdesk files five of the 6 available quarters and ended up maximizing a credit we didn’t even know was available.”

—Trust Company
Washington, D.C.

Recovered: $125,000+

“Our sales and revenue went up during the pandemic so we didn’t think we were eligible. There was no risk to see if we qualified—it turned out that we did! Thank you ERC Helpdesk!”

—Staffing Company
Rhode Island

Recovered: $70,459

“Our CPA filed for our ERC credit. We had ERC Helpdesk re-evaluate our claim. They found an additional $70,459. ERC Helpdesk is re-filing for us.”

—Retail Shoe Company

The Dollars the ERC Credit May Owe You Are Astounding.

The Employee Retention Credit is money you are already OWED. You must file to collect it. It does not need to be repaid and is not a loan. Based on the number of W-2 employees you had from second-quarter 2020 through third-quarter 2021, you can expect the below results.…

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501+ Employees Your ERC Tax Credit Amount is Unlimited!

Find Out if You Qualify…
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Who is ERC Helpdesk?

We are a collaborative team of ERC credit experts who have come together to decipher the complexity of the ERC program. Our sole mission is to provide businesses both small and large who were affected by the pandemic with the maximum additional government relief funds they are entitled to receive.

Immediate Qualification

Take our simple survey and immediately find out if you qualify. If you do, we start working to maximize your refund.

Dedicated Specialists

Employee Retention Credit is all we do. We average more refund dollars than a CPA, and offer specific program expertise.

No Risk Policy

There are no out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not file and are eligible, you will lose out. We do not get paid unless you do.

Professional Support

You have a name, not a number. Our knowledgeable professionals are available for you. Just pick up the phone and call.

Maximum Refund

No cookie cutters! You are unique. Our team assesses your individual business situation to maximize your refund.

Audit Protection

In the event of an audit, we will assist you by supplying the requested criteria in response to queries from the IRS.


“Does my business qualify for the ERC Tax Credit?”

Basically, there are three ways to qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC):

  1. Revenue Reduction—either a 50% reduction in gross sales in Q2, Q3 or Q4 of 2020 as compared to the same quarter in 2019; and/or a 20% reduction in gross sales in Q1, Q2 or Q3 of 2021 as compared to the same quarter in 2019.
  2. A supply chain disruption due to a COVID government-ordered suspension on a supplier in 2020 or 2021.
  3. A full or partial suspension of your business due to a COVID government order in 2020 or 2021.

It is not complicated to determine your qualification, but the intricacies of getting your maximum tax credit can be difficult to interpret. The government wants to reward you for retaining your employees during the pandemic. The experienced professionals at ERC Helpdesk are here to help you claim your maximum credit due.

See the IRS Tax Code
Frequently Asked Questions
I already received PPP. Can I still get the ERC?2022-05-16T10:29:27-04:00

The simple answer is YES! On December 27, 2020, The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 was enacted. This Act modified the ERC credit rules. One change included a modification that permits a company to have a PPP loan, and also be able to take advantage of the ERC credit. But, you may not use the same dollar for dollar funds. We consider this when we process your ERC credit.

How will my ERC tax credit be disbursed?2022-06-02T11:30:57-04:00

We are proud to have established the ERC Master Trust for the benefit of our clients’ Tax Refunds. Eastern Point Trust Company (EPTC) — the same prestigious Trust Company that assisted in disbursing the Flint Contaminated Water Fund, The NFL CTE Concussion Fund, the Bernie Madoff Settlement Fund, and many other nationally known Escrow accounts — is our trust company. Feel safe knowing that all funds received are deposited directly into the Eastern Point Trust Company and are placed into the ERC Master Trust; then dispersed into separate sub-trust accounts for each individual client.

How do I repay the ERC Credit?2022-05-16T10:29:15-04:00

Another simple answer…You don’t! The ERC credit IS NOT A LOAN! The ERC credit is a refundable tax credit that you are eligible to receive if you meet the criteria. If you do not file for the ERC credit and are eligible for it, you will lose out on receiving thousands, or even millions of dollars that are actually owed to you.

How long does it usually take to get my ERC Credit?2022-05-16T10:28:45-04:00

The process works in 5 easy steps:

  1. You submit our pre-qualifying questionnaire.
  2. You will receive a link to upload the documents we will request.
  3. Within 2-7 days (and at no charge), we provide you the exact dollar amount of the credit you are owed.
  4. If you decide to contract with us, you will select a payment option, and your claim will be filed.
  5. Your refund will be generated by the IRS (there is currently a 20-week minimum backlog for ERC refunds).
Why should I contract ERC Helpdesk…can’t my CPA file for me?2022-05-16T10:28:36-04:00

The only service ERC Helpdesk provides is the calculation and filing for ERC refunds—which is based on your payroll. Your CPA likely handles your business income tax returns. ERC is likely not their specialty. While your CPA can file for your ERC, it is highly likely that because of their unfamiliarity with The Cares Act and ERC credit, they might miss important findings that can make your ERC refund greater. To put it in simpler terms, we are ERC credit experts; your CPA is a tax specialist. You need an ERC expert to maximize the opportunity for a greater ERC refund. In fact, many CPAs and payroll companies do not want to file ERC and refer their clients to us.

Can I qualify for the ERC program if my 2020 revenue went up?2022-05-16T10:28:30-04:00

Another resounding, “YES!” There are two qualifiers for 2020: either revenue reduction, or a “full or partial shutdown of your business due to COVID-19.” 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.” These are some examples of possible qualifying events:

  1. A business that ordinarily met with clients in person had to cancel meetings due to COVID-19.
  2. A restaurant was forced to close and/or limit its on-site dining capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  3. Supply chain interruptions caused your business to have delayed production timelines.
  4. COVID-19 restrictions lowered the amount of people who could attend an event with your business.
  5. Your business had to reduce operating hours due to COVID-19 cleaning requirements and restrictions.
I’m a CPA or a payroll company—can I refer my clients to ERC Helpdesk?2022-05-16T10:28:23-04:00

Yes. You might be interested in joining our affiliate program. Sign up and learn more.

Will the IRS run out of ERC funds?2022-05-16T10:28:17-04:00

The government has funded $400 billion for the ERC credit program. When the funds are exhausted, the program will end. If you are an eligible employer, currently, there are funds available, and you will receive the ERC credit. The faster you file, the more likely you are to receive your credit.

As an owner, do my wages or the wages of any family member I employ qualify?2022-05-16T10:28:06-04:00

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 50% or less ownership, their W2 wages qualify, as do the W2 wages paid to immediate family members.

I’m self-employed. Do I qualify for the ERC?2022-05-16T10:27:59-04:00

Sorry, but no. To qualify, you must have W-2 employees other than yourself.

Is the ERC Credit taxable?2022-05-16T10:27:50-04:00

For federal income tax purposes, you will need to provide the credit information to your CPA and report it on your tax return.


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