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As we previously reported, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provided for an employee retention credit (“ERC”) designed to encourage employers to retain workers during the COVID-19 crisis. In general, the ERC permits eligible employers to claim a refundable tax credit of a portion of qualified wages paid to employees over a given period.
Initially, the IRS issued guidance on ERCs in the form of online Frequently Asked Questions (the “FAQs”). The FAQs were non-binding and subject to change. As of March 1, 2021, the IRS published formal rules with respect to ERCs in Notice 2021-20 (the “Notice”). Read More ›
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