ERC GO is a division of Frandsen Accounting

*IMPORTANT - ERC GO does not qualify your business. Qualifying for the ERC program is determined by each company individually, a process that involves an honest assessment based on the core qualifying requirements set forth by the IRS.


To qualify for the ERC, you must meet one of the IRS's criteria

The following is taken directly from the Official IRS Website:

Who Is Eligible

An employer is eligible for the ERC if it:

  1. Sustained a full or partial suspension of operations limiting commerce, travel or group meetings due to COVID-19 and orders from an appropriate governmental authority or
  2. Experienced a significant decline in gross receipts during 2020 or a decline in gross receipts during the first three quarters of 2021 or
  3. Qualified in the third or fourth quarters of 2021 as a recovery startup business.

Why you should take the qualification process seriously

Because the ERC program allows businesses to potentially receive thousands or even millions of dollars in credits, the IRS recognizes that there is a higher likelihood of fraud, which is why they've announced an extension to their ability to audit ERC claims.

If an audit uncovers fraud, the IRS has stated that the business is the one who will be held responsible and liable for repaying the credit(s), along with any penalties and interest.

Because of this responsibility, the IRS has warned businesses that they should "carefully review the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) guidelines before trying to claim the credit," and here at ERC Go, we encourage the same. Since you will be the one held responsible, you are ultimately the one who needs to make the call in regards to your eligibility for the program.

What People Are Saying:

How to claim your credits

In order to best determine your ERC eligibility, we encourage you to review the IRS's notices and procedures and frequently asked questions. Then, if you believe you're qualified, there are several ways to file your claim.

Option 1


Here's the thing: we're payroll experts, and we know how to calculate Employee Retention Credits. There's a lot of rules that govern these calculations, and you don't want to mess them up and leave money on the table.

  • Credit is up to 20% higher on average
  • Extensive ERC program knowledge
  • Upfront fees or payments are not required
  • Free preliminary analysis
  • Industry-competitive pricing for services
  • A small service fee (but people say the faster, easier filing is totally worth it!)
  • We only deal with 941-X forms, and do not amend income tax returns (speak with your tax preparer or CPA to amend your returns)

This number is based on client averages and does not a guarantee any specific credit amount.

Option 2

Talk to your CPA

Most businesses already have a CPA. They are also able to help you file for the ERC program. But there are some things you need to consider before asking them for their help with your ERC claim.

  • Can help determine if you qualify for the program
  • Are already familiar with your business's finances
  • Will usually maintain tax-related documents
  • Can also amend your income tax returns to reflect the credits
  • Do not specialize in the ERC program
  • Are not payroll tax specialists
  • Rates are often more expensive
  • Unfamiliar with recent program changes
  • Usually calculate a smaller refund
  • No free preliminary analysis
Option 3

Do it yourself

If you don't want to pay anyone else to do it, you can always calculate and file for your ERC return(s) yourself. While there are definitely some pros to this method, it might not be the best idea.

  • 100% free to file with the IRS
  • No service fee since you're the one doing it
  • No need to worry about fraud or ERC scams
  • Can be completed at your own pace
  • Higher potential for mistakes leading to an audit
  • Risk of under or over claiming your ERC refund
  • Greater likelihood of IRS penalties
  • The cost of your time to calculate and file your claim
  • Over 200+ pages of tax code to interpret correctly
  • Lack of ERC program knowledge
  • No expert guidance or assistance

Still have questions?

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