In addition, the employer must have retained its employees during the relevant period and paid them at least $600 in qualifying wages during that period. Qualifying wage types include hourly or salary pay, commissions, and any other form of compensation. For wage payments made between March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the employee retention credit is available. The credit is equal in amount to 50% of qualified wages paid by the employer its employees. The maximum amount of qualified wages per worker is $10,000. Employers are allowed to receive maximum credit up to $5,000 per employee.
FAQs on Coronavirus and Tax Impacts. This series of frequently asked questions answers questions about tax-related relief packages for coronavirus (COVID-19). The ERC Assistant team can deliver ready-to-file documents to the IRS without the need for your payroll company. Get more credits by using our industry pros and proprietary technology. Eligible employers who use a PEO/CPEO retain credit. The aggregate Form 941/Schedule R reports the PEO/CPEO retention credit.