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Recent House Vote – Employee Retention Tax Credit Extension

On February 27, the House voted on an Employee Retention Tax Credit extension through December 31, 2021. If it passes the Senate, it is expected to be signed by the President. The Employee Retention Tax Credit is a 70% refundable payroll tax credit on qualified wages paid to each employee capped at $10,000 per quarter in 2021 for qualifying companies. Companies that qualify for the credit must meet one of the following:

  • Have a reduction in revenue of 20% or more in any quarter in 2021 through December 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019.
  • Have complete or partial suspension of their business operation in 2021.

Employers that had 500 or fewer full-time employees in 2019 can claim the credit on all wages paid if qualified.
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