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Businesses in Michigan May Claim Up to $26,000 Per Employee in ERC Benefits – ERC Guaranteed Helps Clients Maximize their Tax Refund 

COVID-19 government mandates affected virtually every business in Michigan. Through the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), companies impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can get a cash refund on payroll taxes. Most companies in the state qualify for an ERC tax credit—yet many still have not claimed it. At ERC Guaranteed, our Michigan ERC specialists have the skills and expertise that you can trust. We go above and beyond to help you maximize your Employee Retention Credit. The ERC is a big deal. The tax refund could be as much as 3-5 times (3x – 5x) your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) benefits. If you have any questions about the application process, we can help. Call us at (888) 210-8870 to set up a free, fully confidential ERC analysis. 

What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Passed into law in March of 2020, the CARES Act was the federal government’s initial economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For businesses affected by the pandemic—and more importantly, government restrictions—the ERC provides a refundable payroll tax credit. It is significant. Many businesses in Michigan can qualify for a total refundable employee retention credit that is well into the six figures. Here are three things to know about the ERC: 

  1. Michigan Businesses Can File for Up to Six Quarters of ERC Benefits: The ERC program applies to a total of six quarters. Businesses in Michigan can apply for the ERC for the final three quarters of 2020 and the first three quarters of 2021. 
  2. The Maximum Tax Refund is $26,000 Per Worker: The ERC tax refund can be substantial. The maximum available tax refund through the ERC is $26,000 per each worker for companies in Michigan. 
  3. You Can File for the ERC Regardless of Your Company’s PPP Status: You can file for the ERC tax credit regardless of your PPP status. Businesses in Michigan that got the PPP can still claim the ERC. Likewise, companies that never applied for the PPP can still get the ERC. 

How to Claim the Employee Retention Credit in Michigan 

Do you own or operate a business in Michigan? It is imperative that you know what you need to demonstrate to qualify for the maximum Employee Retention Credit. Michigan businesses can obtain the refundable tax credit for retaining workers by showing: 

  • The company was restricted by a full or partial federal, state, or local government restrictions.. 
  • The company had a substantial loss of revenue when compared to pre-pandemic (2019).

To be clear, there is no federal requirement that Michigan companies need to prove a loss of revenue to get the ERC. Nearly every business or nonprofit organization that operates in the state can qualify for the tax credit on the basis of a government shutdown order. Examples include: 

  • Additional requirements for cleaning/sanitizing; 
  • Social distancing requirements; 
  • Capacity restrictions; 
  • Supply chain problems; and
  • Full shutdowns and work-from-home orders. 
  • Revenue loss when compared to a pre-pandemic period.

We are focused entirely on ERC. Our Michigan financial team has access to the government state and municipal governments orders that businesses need to qualify for the ERC. We can help you qualify for the employee tax credit in as little as one minute. 

Which Companies Can Get the ERC in Michigan?

One of the most pervasive myths about the Employee Retention Credit is that applicants have to meet a federal or state certification as an “essential business” in order to qualify. That is simply not true. Businesses and organizations from all industries in Michigan can qualify for the ERC. Indeed, most companies that employed workers in the state in either 2020 or 2021 can qualify for a payroll tax refund. Our Michigan ERC specialists work with employers across industries, including: 

  • Healthcare Companies: We work with the full range of health and medical industry companies to help them navigate the ERC application process. Along with other providers, this includes hospitals, nursing homes, all types of therapists, dentists, and much more. Contact us today for help claiming the ERC for healthcare providers in Michigan. 
  • Education Companies: The COVID-19 pandemic had major adverse effects on education, with learning loss being a significant issue. For-profit and non-profit educational institutions can receive the ERC in Michigan. Sunrise Business Solutions works with colleges & universities, trade schools, private tutoring businesses, and child care centers.  
  • Transportation Businesses: Cleaning/sanitizing requirements, social distancing rules, and supply chain disruptions had a large impact on the way transportation works in Michigan. Whether your business transports people or products, you have the right to file for the ERC. We help transportation companies claim ERC benefits in Michigan.  
  • Brick-and-Mortar Retail: The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding public health regulations resulted in a shift from brick-and-mortar retail to e-commerce. Retailers that were subject to federal, state, or municipal government restrictions in Michigan can claim an ERC payroll tax refund. 
  • Restaurants: Do you own or operate a restaurant in Michigan? Your business was undoubtedly impacted by government restrictions—potentially even a full shutdown—during 2020 and/or 2021. Our Michigan ERC specialists can help you file an ERC application. 
  • Personal Care Businesses: We work with the full spectrum of companies in the personal care industry—from gyms and fitness centers to spas and nail salons. Our Michigan ERC professionals can help your company claim the greatest tax refund. 
  • Construction Industry: Many construction companies and contractors qualify for a tax refund through the Employee Retention Credit. If you have any questions about the ERC for construction companies in Michigan, we are more than happy to help. 
  • Manufacturing Companies: Manufacturing is a critically important part of the economy in Michigan. Sunrise Business Solutions helps manufacturing businesses file for the ERC

Businesses in Michigan Can Still Claim the ERC for 2020 and 2021

You may be wondering if it is too late to claim the ERC in Michigan. The answer is an unequivocal “no”—there is still time to file for the ERC tax credit for all six quarters. However, you need to act quickly. The application period will not be open indefinitely. Using Form 941-X, a business in Michigan can retroactively claim the ERC for the final three quarters of 2020 and the first three quarters of 2021. Our Michigan ERC specialists help clients secure the maximum ERC benefits. 

ERC Guaranteed Helps Clients in Michigan Secure the Maximize ERC

Are you preparing to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for your business in Michigan? It is normal to have a lot of questions. You do not want to leave money on the table nor do you want to open yourself up to any risks. ERC Guaranteed is insured by Berkshire Hathaway. With our ERC specialists, businesses in Michigan will get access to a tax credit team who can: 

  • Thoroughly Analyze Your Situation During a Free ERC Assessment: Our Michigan ERC team offers comprehensive assessments to clients. Your ERC analysis is free and there is no risk. Simply provide us with some basic financial documents and records and we will determine your company’s eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit.   
  • Calculate Your Employee Retention Credit for All Quarters: There are a lot of questions about how the ERC is calculated. The IRS uses “qualified wages” to determine a company’s ERC refund. There is up to a maximum of $26,000 available per employee. Our Michigan ERC specialists use a proprietary process to calculate the greatest tax refund.    
  • Take Care of the ERC Paperwork and Application Process: You do not have to fill out the ERC paperwork alone. We will produce an audit-ready due diligence report and handle your amended Form 941-X. You can count on our professionals to make the tax credit application process as easy and low-stress as possible. 
  • Get Your Business Paid (Up to 6 Checks): ERC funds are not like PPP funds. While there were significant federal restrictions on how Michigan businesses could use a PPP loan, ERC funds are not restricted. A business can qualify for up to six checks from the IRS. We use FedEx Mail to ensure that you get your ERC funds as quickly as possible. 

Our employee tax credit specialists work with businesses and organizations throughout the State of Michigan, including in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Kent County, Genesee County, Washtenaw County, Ingram County, Saginaw County, Livingston County, St. Clair County, Jackson County, Berrien County, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Lansing, Clinton Township, Flint Dearborn, Livonia, Westland, Farmington Hills, and Novi. 

Contact Our Michigan ERC Specialists for a Free Analysis

At ERC Guaranteed, our Michigan Employee Retention Credit experts are standing by, ready to help you maximize your tax refund for all six quarters. If you have questions, we have answers. Call us at (888) 210-8870 or connect with us online to arrange a strictly confidential, no obligation initial appointment. We provide free ERC analysis to companies throughout Michigan.