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ERC tax controversy

IRS shares 5 warning signs that Employee Retention claims may be incorrect. As stated in IR-2024-78, the IRS is currently in the process of reviewing $3 billion in claims and plans to ramp up the sending of disallowance letters and audit notices in the coming months.

alliantNational is ready to help defend your business and claim!
Employee Retention Credit

for Nonprofit Organizations

Hear from former IRS Acting Commissioner, Steven Miller, and former Congressman Rick Lazio as they explain the intent of the ERC and how it applies to nonprofits.

Organizations Claimed up to $26,000 per Employee

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a payroll tax incentive developed to reward employers, including 501(c)(3)’s, for keeping employees on payroll during the pandemic. alliantgroup has worked closely with decision makers in Washington on this nationwide effort to help the U.S. economy not only recover from the pandemic, but to come back stronger than before.

The Employee Retention Credit is one of the most lucrative incentives included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill for nonprofits. ERC can provide even more relief than the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Other impacts that could qualify your organization for the Employee Retention Credit include:

  • Full or partial shutdowns
  • Stopping programming (like cancelling performances or in-person events)
  • Paying employees who are not able to work
  • Vendor disruptions
  • Reduced hours of operation
  • Changing hours to sanitize your facility
  • And more

The ERC has gone through significant updates, so even if you and your advisor have reviewed ERC before, we encourage you to take another look with one of our specialists to uncover all qualifying activities and wages that will maximize your benefit and refund.

Client Success Story

Nonprofit Organization
Annual revenue:

$4 Million

No. of Employees:



$1 Million

A few of their qualifying disruptions included:
  • Fully or partially suspended operations due to government order
  • Limited commerce, travel, and meetings due to COVID-19
  • Reduced hours for sanitation

Can ERC be Combined with PPP and/or SVOG?

Yes, this credit can be claimed alongside other relief options, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). Our team of experts will work with you to identify what expenses should be allocated across these programs to ensure you maximize the amount of relief your organization receives.

Am I Eligible if I Work with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?

Yes, nonprofits are still eligible for the Employee Retention Credit even if they work with a PEO. Our specialists are familiar with this staffing structure and can help guide you through the nuances.

Why alliantgroup?

We are the leading experts in tax credits and incentives. Since 2002, we have helped U.S. businesses grow their operations and stay ahead of the competition. To date, we have delivered billions in refunds to over 27,000 businesses.

Hear From Our Clients

800+ Industry Experts

Our professionals know your business inside and out and know what qualifies to ensure the most lucrative refund. No other firm offers professionals versed in your industry.

Four Former IRS and Division Commissioners

Our former commissioners are the preeminent experts on IRS policy and ensure our practices and procedures align with the service’s expectations. No other firm offers this level
of oversight.

Former Legislators

Our former policymakers understand the intent of tax law and why they apply to your business. As part of our team, they advocate for our clients and help them take advantage of federal funds. No other firm understands tax law to this extent.

Employee Retention Credit Checklist for Nonprofits

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