Something is not right when as a provider of ERC (Employee Retention Credit) tax preparation services you are solicited by scammers telling you that you are "Pre-approved" by them!
Jordan Anderson and I have been providing ERC services for the past two years. The incredibly fast growing list of scam ERC firms and their referral partners soliciting business owners is palpable. If you are a business owner who has received a voicemail like this:
you probably already realize you should delete it. This is Kelly Miller from some random ERC company and she left me a voicemail filled with nothing but lies and misinformation. Here is a transcript of what she says:
This solicitation is a complete fabrication and a misrepresentation of the ERC. The ERC is a government program open to all qualified employers. No company determines your qualification, but instead your eligiblity is determined by the rules set forth by the IRS. A company like ERT Credit simply interprets these rules in a concervative manner to determine if your company is eligible to file the ERC. No private company can pre-qualify any business. The ERC is not a loan like the PPP; and there are no banks or intermediaries.
Reputable ERC providers do not do any outbound marketing or solicitation. They are recommended by your accountants, attorneys or financial advisors. Furthermore, regardless of who you choose to help you file the ERC, make sure they provide you with audit protections that are built into their service. Should the IRS come knocking a few years down the road, make sure the firm will be able to support your response and actively participates on the front end of any IRS notices.
The ERC is a highly lucrative credit for businesses with 5 or more employees. If you meet the IRS eligbility criteria, you should file and take advantage of the credit. We will be happy to help you determine your eligiblity for the ERC at no cost.