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Employee Retention Tax Credit Update

On Thursday February 10, Senators Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. introduced legislation to reinstate the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) that expired for most businesses in September after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November of 2021. The senators’ bill is a companion to the original “Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act” filed in the House in December 2021 by Rep. Carol Miller.

The ERC was introduced by the CARES Act in 2020 and provided employers a tax credit of up to $7,000 per employee per quarter if their business suffered revenue reductions of at least 20% as compared to 2019. This new bill would retroactively let small businesses and nonprofits that kept workers on the payroll in the fourth quarter of 2021 claim the tax credit and should come before the Senate Small Business Committee for a hearing.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
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Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.

Danielle L. Schlaufman McBride, J.D., LL.M.
Partner | Website | + posts

Danielle L. Schlaufman McBride has been practicing law for over 21 years, and her primary focus is representing healthcare clients on a local, regional, and national basis. Ms. McBride regularly consults with clients regarding simple to complex healthcare transitions, including mergers and acquisitions, employment law, governmental compliance, tax strategies, practice valuations, DSO formation and structures, employee compensation, associate and partnership contracts, joint ventures, and partnership buy-in/buy-outs. Read More =>