The Refund Consultants

Which one applies to you?
Did you have W2 employees in 2020/2021? (1099 workers don't qualify)
How many W2 employees do you have?
Did your sales revenue reduce during Covid?
Did you experience any ONE of the following during 2020/2021?
  • A full and/or partial Shutdown of your business
  • Operational changes to follow social distancing
  • A limitation on the number of customers you could serve
  • Capacity restrictions or forced changes to operating hours
  • Vaccine/quarantine requirements that affected staffing
  • Unable to market your services at Tradeshows
  • Restricted from doing in-person demonstrations & Samplings
  • Prevented from providing services to Nursing Homes & Hospitals
  • Unable to host in-person Events & Group gatherings
  • Supply Chain Issues because of a government mandate

Sorry! You don't qualify for the ERC Program

as it's only available to businesses with W2 employees.

Sorry! You don't qualify for the ERC Program

as it's only available for businesses owners.

Congratulations! You are very likely to qualify for the Employee Retention Credit Program.
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Business Owners

Receive up to $26,000 cash for each W2 employee via this Government Refund

Take this 30 second quiz to see if you qualify

ERC Refunds: Get Paid Fast
Keep Your Business Running

$200,000 average refund for 20 employee Businesses

No refund, no fee - We work on contingency

Our CPAs, Tax Lawyers & ERC Consultants keep you in compliance

We facilitate ERC Advances. Funds in weeks vs. months

What is the Employee Retention Credit?

  • ERC is NOT a loan
  • You can apply even if you took PPP
  • A POTENTIAL REFUND OF UP TO $26,000 PER W2 EMPLOYEE
  • qualify with or without a loss in revenue
  • NO RESTRICTIONS ON HOW YOU SPEND YOUR REFUND

Watch this video to learn more.

ERC Example Qualifiers

  • A reduction in revenue during 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019
  • A complete or partial government shutdown of your business
  • A forced change to your operating hours
  • A limitation on the number of customers you could serve
  • A shutdown/restriction on a portion of your business
  • Capacity Limitations
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING OR VACCINE REQUIREMENTS THAT LIMITED CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES OR GROUP EVENTS
  • UNABLE TO MARKET YOUR SERVICES AT TRADESHOWS, IN PERSON DEMONSTRATIONS AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
  • UNABLE TO PROVIDE NON-CRITICAL SERVICES AT NURSING HOMES AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Client Success Stories

Theresa Strong
Theresa Strong
2023-02-11
The Refund Consultants did an amazing job! As a small nonprofit we need every dollar we can get to serve event more women. The Refund Consultants helped us receive significant government support through employee retention credit! - NOT loans! Thank you Refund Consultants!
Marla Hirokawa
Marla Hirokawa
2023-01-20
“Covenant Ballet highly recommends The Refund Consultants for the Employee Retention Tax Credit process. We are a small nonprofit arts organization, with only two staff members we retained during the covid-19 pandemic. Through a personal referral, we were connected with The Refund Consultants, who introduced us to the process of applying for this credit and provided support and guidance along the way. We worked primarily with Anders Mikkelsen in conjunction with Emilia Sixtensson, who patiently walked us through the process. In the process of determining if we were eligible, Anders initiated multiple phone conversations, data collection support, and in-depth analysis. Our experience was nothing but professional.” – Marla Hirokawa, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc.
Sonia Jones
Sonia Jones
2023-01-19
I highly recommend The Refund Consultants for the Employee Retention Tax Credit process. I work for a small nonprofit arts organization, with only two staff members we retained during the covid-19 pandemic. Through a personal referral, we were connected with The Refund Consultants, who introduced us to the process of applying for this credit and provided support and guidance along the way. We worked primarily with Anders Mikkelsen in conjunction with Emilia Sixtensson, who patiently walked us through the process. In the process of determining if we were eligible, Anders initiated multiple phone conversations, data collection support, and in-depth analysis. Our experience was nothing but professional. My experience was distinct from any other comparable company. I encourage anyone looking into this process to contact The Refund Consultants.
Brian Reinoehl
Brian Reinoehl
2023-01-03
We had been told by others we didn't quality for the ERC as we didn't have a significant drop in sales. We're a microbrewery with a tasting room and though we stayed open during the pandemic, we had to make all kinds of changes to keep our customers and staff safe. The Refund Consultants researched the Covid orders in our area and confirmed that we qualified for ERC based on the restrictions on our business. We met with their people on Zoom and phone to provide background info and shared some payroll documents. As a result we were able to recover a sizable refund that will help with an expansion we have been planning. If you are a small business owner you'd definitely want to get in touch with these guys. I highly recommend them.
Elizabeth Kennick
Elizabeth Kennick
2022-11-30
Refund Consultants researched whether my 501c3 is eligible for the current payroll tax refund opportunity. We spent just 30 minutes on the phone reviewing my quarterly revenues and payroll since 2018, and discussing impacts of government-mandated shutdowns on my business. One week later, in another 15 minute call, Emilia explained her determination and recommendation. I’m confident she got me all the relevant information to decide whether to apply, at the least possible investment of my time. I’ll return to her the next time I need help exploring an opportunity!
Marvin Mendez-Wright
Marvin Mendez-Wright
2022-11-19
Emilia is like a fairy godmother, she responds immediately with a treasure trove of referrals and solutions for your business needs. She is a must contact for all things small business. ​

Client Success Stories

Why Work With Us?

Expertise, Speed & Impeccable Service

No Credit. No Fee

We will only charge a fee if and when you successfully receive your IRS Credit. We offer a 100% refund on all deposits made.

Fast Payouts

With IRS processing times between 6 and 12 months, our clients have the choice of cashing out their ERC within a few weeks via our financing partners.

Confidence & Transparency

Your amended payroll return will always be signed by a CPA with their PTIN number and covered by their E&O insurance as well as ours.

Program Experts

We are experts in claiming ERC refunds for businesses and understand the laws intimately. This allows you to get the program’s full benefits.

IRS Support

We provide IRS support, defending eligibility and calculations, and supplying supporting documents for any inquiries.

Quick Turn-Around

Our streamlined process has enabled business owners to file ERC claims in as little as 2 weeks with minimal time invested from your side.

Curious about your refund amount?

Theresa Strong
Theresa Strong
2023-02-11
The Refund Consultants did an amazing job! As a small nonprofit we need every dollar we can get to serve event more women. The Refund Consultants helped us receive significant government support through employee retention credit! - NOT loans! Thank you Refund Consultants!
Marla Hirokawa
Marla Hirokawa
2023-01-20
“Covenant Ballet highly recommends The Refund Consultants for the Employee Retention Tax Credit process. We are a small nonprofit arts organization, with only two staff members we retained during the covid-19 pandemic. Through a personal referral, we were connected with The Refund Consultants, who introduced us to the process of applying for this credit and provided support and guidance along the way. We worked primarily with Anders Mikkelsen in conjunction with Emilia Sixtensson, who patiently walked us through the process. In the process of determining if we were eligible, Anders initiated multiple phone conversations, data collection support, and in-depth analysis. Our experience was nothing but professional.” – Marla Hirokawa, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc.
Sonia Jones
Sonia Jones
2023-01-19
I highly recommend The Refund Consultants for the Employee Retention Tax Credit process. I work for a small nonprofit arts organization, with only two staff members we retained during the covid-19 pandemic. Through a personal referral, we were connected with The Refund Consultants, who introduced us to the process of applying for this credit and provided support and guidance along the way. We worked primarily with Anders Mikkelsen in conjunction with Emilia Sixtensson, who patiently walked us through the process. In the process of determining if we were eligible, Anders initiated multiple phone conversations, data collection support, and in-depth analysis. Our experience was nothing but professional. My experience was distinct from any other comparable company. I encourage anyone looking into this process to contact The Refund Consultants.
Brian Reinoehl
Brian Reinoehl
2023-01-03
We had been told by others we didn't quality for the ERC as we didn't have a significant drop in sales. We're a microbrewery with a tasting room and though we stayed open during the pandemic, we had to make all kinds of changes to keep our customers and staff safe. The Refund Consultants researched the Covid orders in our area and confirmed that we qualified for ERC based on the restrictions on our business. We met with their people on Zoom and phone to provide background info and shared some payroll documents. As a result we were able to recover a sizable refund that will help with an expansion we have been planning. If you are a small business owner you'd definitely want to get in touch with these guys. I highly recommend them.
Elizabeth Kennick
Elizabeth Kennick
2022-11-30
Refund Consultants researched whether my 501c3 is eligible for the current payroll tax refund opportunity. We spent just 30 minutes on the phone reviewing my quarterly revenues and payroll since 2018, and discussing impacts of government-mandated shutdowns on my business. One week later, in another 15 minute call, Emilia explained her determination and recommendation. I’m confident she got me all the relevant information to decide whether to apply, at the least possible investment of my time. I’ll return to her the next time I need help exploring an opportunity!
Marvin Mendez-Wright
Marvin Mendez-Wright
2022-11-19
Emilia is like a fairy godmother, she responds immediately with a treasure trove of referrals and solutions for your business needs. She is a must contact for all things small business. ​

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Self-Employed Tax Credit?

The “SETC” (Self-Employed Tax Credit) is a colloquial term that refers to the provisional Paid Sick and Family Leave Credits for self-employed individuals introduced under the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act).

Who is eligible for the program?

A Self-Employed Individual that filed a Schedule SE (IRS Form 1040) for 2020 or 2021, reported a positive net income, and paid self-employment taxes on those earnings, including Sole proprietors, Freelancers, Independent contractors, Gig workers, Single-member LLCs and Partners in a partnership that are subject to self-employment taxes.

What qualifies me to file?

Under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) provision of the FFCRA, the qualified sick leave equivalent amount applies to self-employed individuals who are unable to work or telework due to:

  1. being subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order due to COVID-19,

  2. being advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19, or

  3. experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.

Under the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provision of the FFCRA, the qualified family leave equivalent amount applies to self-employed individuals who are unable to work or telework due to:

  1. caring for an individual who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19, or

  2. caring for a child if their school is closed or childcare provider is unavailable due to COVID-19.

How much of a tax credit can I expect to receive?

There are a few factors that go into calculating your tax credit refund amount. For example:

  1. Your net income from your schedule C on your 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax returns.

  2. How many days you were out sick or told to quarantine with Covid-19

  3. How long you might have cared for a loved one affected by Covid-19.

  4. How long any schools or daycare centers were closed (and you were forced to care for a minor child during the closings.

What if I was Self-employed but also took a Paycheck (W2)?

You will not receive the full SETC amount if you already received sick or family leave in 2020 or 2021 through an employer. Your SETC portion will be reduced by the wages you received.

Can I still qualify if I already filed my taxes for 2020 & 2021?

Yes. We will just need to file an amendment to your tax return, which is standard.

Is the SETC tax credit based on gross self-employed income or net self-employed income?

In order to qualify for the self-employed tax credit you MUST have a positive NET (after deductions) self-employed income for either 2019, 2020 or 2021.

My spouse is also Self-Employed. Can we both file?

Yes, if both of you are self-employed, you could each qualify for up to the maximum amount of $32,220 for a maximum total of $64,440.

Are you eligible for the tax credit if you and/or your child don’t have health insurance?

Yes. Your eligibility for the Self-Employed Tax Credit (SETC)  does not take health insurance coverage into consideration.

What dates are eligible for SETC tax credits?

The SETC covers the days you were unable to perform self-employment work from April 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.

Is there a deadline to apply?

Yes, two deadlines apply to the amended tax returns required for your claim. The deadline for your 2020 amended tax return is April 15, 2024. This deadline applies to the period between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and accounts for $15,110 of the SETC value. The deadline for your 2021 amended tax return is April 15, 2025. This deadline applies to the period between January 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, and accounts for $17,110 of the SETC value.

What documentation do I need to provide?

For the most part, we only require your 2019, 2020, and 2021 tax returns, including related Schedules and a copy of your driver’s license for identification. We may also require IDs of your spouse and supporting documentation regarding school closures, vaccination and positive COVID-19 tests.

Is the SETC Taxable?

No. The SETC it is not taxable!

How much do you charge?

The initial analysis to determine if you are eligibility is completely free.
We charge a reasonable consultation fee. A sliding scale fee based on your level of eligibility. This is broken down in 4 monthly installments with the initial installment due upon signing the agreement. We provide a 10% discount to clients that choose to pay in full upfront. We accept credit cards, Paypal, Zelle and bank withdrawals.

Does filing for SETC tax credits impact filing my 2023 income taxes?

Filing for the SETC tax credit will not impact filing your 2023 income taxes. To receive SETC tax credits, our team of CPAs will amend the taxes you already filed for 2020 and/or 2021.

What if I have an IRS debt or a Treasury Off-set (State Tax Debt, Child Support, etc.) Will the IRS take my money?

You’ll need a $0 balance with the IRS to receive a check. That means any outstanding or past-due taxes or Treasury Offset must be paid off first, and you’ll receive whatever is left over (if anything).

How long does it take to get my SETC Credit?

It can take up to three weeks for the IRS to acknowledge their acceptance of your SETC claim and 20 weeks for the IRS to process your SETC claim and issue your checks or direct deposit. However, clients typically receive their refund sooner. Clients who opt for direct deposit may receive their refund even sooner.

What if I didn't have positive tax earnings in 2020 or 2021. Can I still get SETC?

If you did not have positive earnings in 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions you may elect to use your 2019 net income if that year has a positive self-employed income, and if you did not have positive earnings in 2021 because of Covid-19 restrictions, you may elect to use your 2020 net income if that year has a positive self-employed income.

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