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Federal Refunds for (state) Businesses

Because COVID mandates forced (state) businesses to make operational changes during the pandemic, the federal government is providing cash refunds to them. If you have not claimed refunds for your business, time is running out. You are qualified if you faced any of the following impacts:
  • Full or partial government-mandated shutdowns;
  • Capacity limitations;
  • Supply chain issues;
  • Decrease in working hours to sanitize facilities;
  • Shift in hours of operation; and
  • Decrease in revenue.

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Why Businesses Choose alliantgroup

Hear from clients, across various industries, about how alliantgroup not only helped them claim the Employee Retention Credit, but ultimately helped them grow their businesses and become more successful.

Real Client Examples

Manufacturing Firm
Annual revenue:

$17 MM

No. of Employees:




Annual revenue:

$74 Million

No. of Employees:



$1 MM

Fitness Facility

$1.3 Million

No. of Employees:




How to Qualify

The ERC has gone through significant updates, so even if you or your tax advisor have reviewed this credit before, we encourage you to take another look with one of our specialists. Unfortunately, the program is not yet living up to its full potential because many business owners are prematurely disqualifying themselves due to misinformation and rumors about who does or doesn’t qualify.

The overarching theme for businesses to focus on is how the coronavirus pandemic impacted our economy as a whole… so even if your business grew or was deemed an essential business during the pandemic, there are more qualifying factors to look at before you disqualify yourself.

This payroll tax credit is available to essential and non-essential businesses in any industry that endured the effects of the pandemic. Government orders—on federal, state, and local levels—are a major factor that many business owners had to adapt to over the last year and a half. Examples of affected businesses include a restaurant that could not let customers dine indoors or a manufacturer that had to slow their operations due to new health and safety restrictions.

Here are some impacts to consider that help you determine your business’s eligibility for the ERC:

  • Full shutdowns;
  • Partial shutdowns;
  • Interrupted operations;
  • Supply chain interruptions;
  • Inability to access equipment;
  • Limited capacity to operate;
  • Inability to work with your vendors;
  • Reduction in services or goods offered to your customers;
  • Cut down on your hours of operation; and
  • Shifting hours to increase sanitation of your facility

The New and Improved COVID Relief Bill

Originally introduced in the CARES Act, the employee retention credit gained traction but was not as accessible to business owners as it is today. Guardrails around ERC vs PPP, employee counts, and revenue restrictions made it difficult to reach all the businesses who were entitled to the ERC credit. Congress quickly realized it wasn’t reaching enough businesses with version 1.0 of the ERC, so our lawmakers addressed these issues with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA).


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What is included in this whitepaper:

Claim up to $26,000 per Employee

Since Congress passed the latest relief bill, we’ve helped many businesses and their tax advisors reduce or eliminate the payroll tax, and even receive a refund. It’s important to review your impact and file with our team before the upcoming deadline. We have 1,000+ experts with hands-on experience working in every industry. Our specialists are passionate about helping U.S. businesses and work closely with you and/or your financial advisors to maximize your credit while minimizing risk.

In addition to helping you claim the ERC, we will also review your business activity in relation to other credits you may qualify for to uncover more funding opportunities for your business to hire/retain more employees and invest in the capital necessary to grow your business.

We are committed to reinforcing our economy and believe in the spirit of American business owners. We want to ensure nothing gets in the way of our country becoming #1 once again—not even a global pandemic!

Maximize Your ERC Credit

We’ll help determine your eligibility, document your processes, and maximize your return for no upfront fees! Complete the form below to estimate your refund.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

In response to the rapid effects of the pandemic on our economy, the CAA was revamped in 2021. This was officially approved and signed by President Biden on March 11, extending deadlines and eligibility requirements for the ERC and other incentives. Another exciting update is the fact that businesses can now claim the ERC credit alongside PPP and other paycheck protection programs. Even if you already claimed PPP and got your loan forgiven, you still qualify for this tax credit!

Small and medium-sized businesses make up over 99% of all U.S. businesses in the U.S. When big players like Google, Apple, and other large companies are the only ones thriving, our economy is not in a good place. In 2021, the new COVID relief bill expanded the guidelines to help more businesses qualify. Even if you are in losses or do not have a tax liability, you can still benefit.

Value of the Employee Retention Credit

The ERC tax credit was revamped in 2021 to reach more businesses and help more Americans stay employed. This is achieved by providing a refundable credit to offset or potentially eliminate federal payroll tax for business owners who were impacted by the pandemic. This is currently one of the largest credits available to business owners, delivering thousands of dollars in tax credits per employee with qualified wages.

A manufacturing company with annual revenue of $115 million and 246 employees received a credit equal to $1.06 million in Q1 of 2021.

A few of their qualifying factors:

20% drop in quarterly revenue

Numerous projects were canceled or delayed to COVID-related disruptions

Delayed production timelines caused by supply chain disruptions

Claim up to $26,000 per employee with the ERC tax credit!

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