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New Stimulus Expands the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Source: - Jan 29, 2021

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act into law, which includes various forms of COVID-19 relief (the “New Stimulus Act”). Specifically, the New Stimulus Act includes the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, effective January 1, 2021, which, among other things, amends and extends the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) and the availability of advance payments of the tax credits under the CARES Act. This article will revisit the ERTC under the CARES Act and highlight the differences of the ERTC as amended and extended by the New Stimulus Act.

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