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.