Law Firms

Potentially eligible if they experienced partial suspension in operations resulting from an order closing the courts and restricting operations.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant challenges to the legal industry. With courtrooms and government buildings closed, many law firms found it difficult to provide their services to clients. 

Fortunately, the Employee Retention Credit has been introduced to provide relief to businesses that have suffered due to the pandemic. This valuable tax credit can be a lifeline for retaining employees during 2020 and 2021. This credit could provide a significant cash benefit per employee to law firms that meet certain criteria.

Our team of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) helps businesses understand their eligibility for the ERC and maximize the credit available to them. We can guide you through the process, ensuring you meet all the requirements and claim the credit correctly. Call us for a free eligibility analysis at (202) 455-6010 or submit your information in our contact form, and we will reach out to you.

Does Your Law Firm Qualify for ERC?

In addition to financial hardship, there are many factors that could allow your law firm to be eligible for the ERC. That is why it is important to speak with tax professionals and CPAs to understand your eligibility. 

If your law firm experienced any of the following, you may be eligible for ERC:

  • Full or partial shutdown
  • Shuttered courts
  • Limitations on jury trials
  • Prohibited in-person depositions
  • Prohibited in-person meetings with incarcerated clients
  • Reduction in services offered to your clients

Your law firm may have already received other aid in the past, such as Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, but this does not disqualify you from obtaining relief from ERC. Your business can still claim this uncapped tax credit if you qualify.

What If Your Law Firm Had Increased Revenue in 2020 and 2021?

The eligibility is not solely determined by revenue figures but also considers the effects of governmental directives on the business. If your law firm can demonstrate that it faced restrictions or limitations due to government-imposed orders, it may still qualify for ERC.

The ERC aims to support businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic, even if their revenues increased between 2020 and 2021. By highlighting the adverse impact of government orders on their operations, your law firm can potentially access this valuable financial relief. Speak with a Certified Public Accountant to help you understand if this kind of qualification applies to you.

How Long is the ERC Refund Processing Timeline?

Business owners who have already filed for Employee Retention Credit are probably wondering when they can expect to receive the tax credit. With such a large number of businesses being affected by the pandemic, the IRS has a high volume of applications to process. Every case is different and will have a unique timeline. Your refund could be processed in about 8 months, although it may take longer.


If you wish to check the status of your refund, you may call the IRS, or use the “Where’s My Refund?” feature on the IRS website.

Find a CPA Firm You Can Trust

Law firms can find relief by claiming the Employee Retention Credit, which offers a tax credit to assist in covering pandemic-related wage expenses. However, it is crucial to emphasize that careful attention must be given to eligibility requirements and accurate reporting when claiming this credit. The IRS closely examines claims for legitimacy, and submitting an inaccurate claim can result in audits and other complications.

To ensure that your law firm avoids these issues and receives the deserved relief, seeking professional assistance is essential. At Strategic Tax Planning, our team of experienced CPAs works closely with you to ensure compliance with all qualifications and accurate representation of facts. This guidance can help you navigate the intricate ERC rules and prevent costly errors. 

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Identify Eligibility

We analyze your business to determine if you qualify for the Employee Retention Credit.

Compile Documentation

We will help your gather the essential documentation as comprehensive support for your ERC claim.

Optimize Strategy

Our team will develop a tax planning strategy that optimizes benefits for your unique situation.

Ensure Compliance

We will mitigate your risk by ensuring you stay compliant with regulatory guidelines.

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