How to Check Your ERC Tax Credit Status

June 26, 2023
Dayes Law Firm

If you’ve already applied retroactively for the Employee Retention Credit, but haven’t yet received your refund, it’s understandable that you might be wondering about your ERC tax credit status. After all, businesses can potentially receive thousands of dollars through the Employee Retention Tax Credit program, so it’s fair to say some business owners who applied are probably pretty anxious to see the results of their ERC application. 

Claiming the ERC

The ERC is a refundable tax credit meant to encourage employers to keep their employees on payroll during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employee Retention Tax Credit refunds are claimed via an amended payroll tax return, Form 941-X, for qualifying quarters in 2020 and 2021.

Checking the Status of ERC

It can take the IRS months to process refund requests, but if you believe you should have heard something about your ERC tax credit status by now, there are ways to check on the status of your Employee Retention Credit refund. 

You can check on the status of your ERC refund or look for updates on your refund status by calling the IRS at 1-877-777-4778. But, as many people who’ve dealt with the IRS know, there’s no guarantee you’ll get the information you’re looking for in a timely manner. 

It could take the IRS weeks or even months to get you your refund after your ERC application has been filed. Don’t worry if you applied for the ERC and haven’t seen a refund yet but it hasn’t been that long since you applied – the IRS could be overwhelmed with applications just like yours and need time to get through them all. 

If you do choose to call and check on your ERC tax credit refund status, be prepared for long wait times on hold with the agency and try to be patient. 

Working with ERC Professionals

If you hired a tax professional to assist with your ERC application for your business, they should be able to check for updates on ERC processing times or regarding delays in refunds for you. Your trusted tax professional is experienced in contacting the IRS and can further advise you on checking your ERC refund status. 

A team of people experienced in navigating the Employee Retention Tax Credit application process can help you with any ERC needs you and your business may have. At Dayes Law Firm, our team and our partners can help you with everything from determining your ERC tax credit eligibility, to maximizing your refund so you can get the funds your business deserves, to checking on any updates from the IRS regarding the status of refunds, and more.

Feel free to give Dayes Law Firm a call or fill out the form on this page to learn more. Dayes Law Firm can offer a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your ERC options with you, and we’ve already helped many business owners file for more than $250 million in refunds so far!

Please contact us to see how the ERC team at Dayes Law Firm can help you and your business today.