Employers cannot claim both the Employee Retention Credit and the Paycheck Protection Program loan. You can only receive the Employee Retention Credit if you don’t receive and use the PPP loan. And, employers cannot receive the Employee Retention Credit after they receive a PPP loan and the loan is forgiven.

What about employers who repay the PPP loan by the safe harbor deadline (May 14, 2020)? Are they able to claim the ERC? Yes, employers that applied for a PPP loan, received the loan payment, and repay the loan (if required under new guidelines) by May 14 will be treated as if they did not receive a loan under the PPP. If this is the case, the employer would be able to claim the ERC if they’re eligible for it.

Employers can claim both the Employee Retention Credit and FFCRA paid leave credits. However, you cannot claim both credits on the same wages.

Employers can claim both Employee Retention Credit and WOTC however, they cannot take it for the same earning period. In the event that an employee qualifies for both, our team will work to determine the highest value tax credit and apply in the correct way to maximize the credit.

Employers can claim both the Employee Retention Credit and Disaster Relief Employer Retention Tax Credits, if they are eligible under the Disaster Relief qualifications.


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