IRS Orders Immediate Stop to New Employee Retention Credit Processing Amid Surge of Questionable Claims

This article was published by the IRS. Amid rising concerns about a flood of improper Employee Retention Credit claims, the Internal Revenue Service today announced an immediate moratorium through at least the end of the year on processing new claims for the pandemic-era relief program to protect honest small business owners from scams. IRS Commissioner Danny [...]

Don’t Fall for Schemes Promoting the Employee Retention Credit

Remember, you are responsible for any information on your tax return. Beware of schemes that push you to claim the Employee Retention Credit, even if you're not eligible for it. You could end up having to repay the credit, with penalties and interest. Visit

Don’t Fall for Employee Retention Credit Scams

The IRS is urging people to beware of ads that promise big money by claiming the employee retention tax credit. This is a real credit that helps businesses that were affected by the pandemic, but scammers are telling people they qualify when they don't. The scammer takes a fee and your personal information. If you're not [...]

Guidance for Employers Claiming the Employee Retention Credit for First Two Quarters of 2021

This article was published by the IRS. The IRS has issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). Notice 2021-23 explains the changes to the Employee Retention Credit for the [...]

Who Qualifies for Which New Employer Tax Credit?

This article was published by the IRS. Many businesses affected by COVID-19 qualify for tax relief though credits or deferrals. Here's a breakdown of which employers qualify for these new tax credits and the deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020. Credits for paid sick and family leave Businesses and tax-exempt organizations [...]

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