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New COVID Relief Bill Expanded Employee Retention Credit Benefits

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The recently enacted stimulus law expands and clarifies the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit (ERTC), key details are as follows: Beginning on January 1, 2021 and through June 30, 2021, the provision: Increases the credit rate from 50% to 70% of qualified wages. Expands eligibility for the credit by reducing the gross receipts decline from 50% to 20% over a prior quarter. Qualified wages are increased from $10,000 in total per employee to $10,000 per quarter per employee. Qualified wage restrictions apply at 500 employees, rather than 100. Removes the 30-day wage
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