Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Services

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Benefits of SmartERC’s Services

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    A Monetary Boost
    Alleviate some of the burden of payroll expenses you incurred during the pandemic, so you can maintain your strong workforce today.

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    Pay Your Employees
    You keep your employees on staff, even during tough economic times. With the ERC, you can reward them for their dedication to your company.

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    Protect Your Business
    You avoided layoffs by cutting into your profits and retained earnings. Now, you can afford to invest in standing out from new competitors.

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    Valuable Business Stability
    You dealt with significant operational uncertainty while governments tried to deal with the pandemic. Now, you can afford to run your small business without interruptions to make up for lost momentum.

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    Support You Can Trust
    Remain financially secure in times of uncertainty and bounce back faster with the support of former IRS Auditors working to help your business.

Maximize Your Employee Retention Credit with Former IRS Auditors

Don’t navigate complex tax programs alone. Pinnacle Minds’s team of former IRS Auditors bring you unparalleled knowledge to help you claim the maximum benefits you’re entitled to. With our extensive tax knowledge and meticulous approach to our work, we’ll unlock the full potential of your claim, helping you receive the financial support your business needs to recover and thrive in the wake of the pandemic. Trust Pinnacle Minds to handle your ERC claim from start to finish so you can focus on your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does my business qualify for ERC?

    To qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the employer must have been subject to a COVID-19-related governmental order that suspended business operations or experienced a significant reduction in gross receipts.


    Here’s what you need to know:

    • The ERC applies to wages paid between March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
    • Employers with an average of more than 500 full-time employees in 2021 may claim the credit only for wages paid to employees who are not providing services due to the suspension of operations or reduced gross receipts.
    • Small employers with an average of 500 or fewer full-time employees in 2021 are eligible for the credit without regard to whether the employee is providing services.
  • How much can my business claim per employee?

    Qualifying businesses can claim up to $7,000 per employee, per quarter for tax year 2021 (up to $21,000 per qualifying employee per year). The $5,000 credit per qualifying employee for tax year 2020 expired on April 15, 2024.

  • When’s the deadline to apply for ERC?

    Your business can apply for any unclaimed Employee Retention Credits for tax year 2021 until April 15, 2025. The deadline to make claims for tax year 2020 lapsed on April 15, 2024.