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Can Employees Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit? 

 January 9, 2024

By  Jace W Campbell, CPA

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First and foremost, let’s answer the primary question: Can employees claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit? The simple answer is no… employees cannot claim the ERTC. This federal tax credit is designed for businesses and non-profit organizations that have W-2 employees on payroll… who were retained during the pandemic and upon whom payroll taxes were paid.

So, who exactly is eligible to claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit? It’s not as straightforward as it may seem… There are many aspects to this program that must be understood, especially if you’re responsible for these tax credit claims. Whether you’re a business owner conducting Google searches on ERTC or an experienced CPA assisting your clients, knowledge is undoubtedly power when it comes to comprehending and utilizing programs such as the ERTC.

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Understanding ERTC with the Ultimate Guide

Now, let’s delve into a couple of commonly asked questions surrounding ERTC that you may come across while researching this topic. This additional context will aid you in determining whether you need to delve deeper into this matter. We’ll use our Ultimate Guide to ERTC, a comprehensive guide explaining the program in an easily searchable Q&A format.

Firstly, What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit? At its core, the ERTC is a refundable tax credit explicitly created for businesses that chose to keep their employees during financially difficult times. The main thrust behind this credit was acknowledging the challenges many faced during unparalleled situations like the COVID-19 pandemic…

Also read: Can a Self-Employed Taxpayer Claim the ERC?

Navigating ERTC: JWC ERTC Advisory CPA at Your Service

Once you’ve grasped the basics of ERTC and its applicability, you may find yourself faced with complex questions and intricate scenarios unique to your situation. The recent crackdown by the IRS on ERC promoters and their ongoing efforts to curb ERTC fraud adds another layer of uncertainty. It’s at this juncture that you may need expert assistance… and who better to turn to than JWC ERTC Advisory CPA.

Why engage JWC ERTC Advisory CPA, you ask? Well, for starters, we distinguish ourselves from other ERC firms by ensuring our clients are well-informed and comfortable every step of the way. We navigate the complexities of ERTC so you don’t have to…

Choosing JWC ERTC Advisory CPA: A Decision Based on Fear, Uncertainty, and Gain

Engaging JWC ERTC Advisory CPA for an independent eligibility review offers several benefits. If you’re a taxpayer who has previously filed for ERTC but harbors doubts or skepticism regarding your eligibility for the credits, we can help. We offer expert advice rooted in a deep understanding of the ERTC and a commitment to ethical practices.

Also read: Is the ERTC Considered Taxable Income?

Choosing us is about mitigating fear and uncertainty while maximizing gain… Our expertise not only helps you navigate ERTC complexities with confidence but also ensures that you leverage this tax credit program optimally.

Remember, knowledge is power in the world of tax credits…and partnering with JWC ERTC Advisory CPA means making an informed and beneficial decision.

Jace W Campbell, CPA


Jace founded JWC ERTC Advisory CPA in March 2021 as the nation's first and only public accounting firm focused solely on ERC . . . and nothing else. He has personally signed over 9,000 ERTC claims and is proud to be executing these claims conservatively, and how intended by Congress.

He has a passion for educating clients so they can make the best decision for themselves.  If you read articles and watch videos that Jace produced in 2021, his approach is the same now as it was then.

While other firms pivot their messaging to comply with new IRS guidance, Jace continues preaching the same conservative principles that have helped clients recover hundreds of millions . . . while sleeping easy at night.

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