Who qualifies for the Employee Retention Tax Credit in 2022?
The credit applies to most businesses and non-profit organizations that paid wages, tips, commissions, and other compensation to W2 employees (not contractors).
If a government order in early 2020 required you to reduce your business’s hours of operation, partially suspend operations, or temporarily shutter altogether, but you still paid employees during that time period, you probably qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit.
- Your business reduced or suspended operations to comply with a government order
- You paid employees between March 2020 and September 2021
- Your business qualifies as a recovery startup business
- You had a serious decline (50% or more) in gross receipts