By now, you have likely heard of or seen advertisements for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). You’ve probably been getting those calls from numbers you don’t recognize. And, of course, there’s the voicemail from someone telling you how much you can get from the government in pandemic relief just because you own a business. “Don’t miss out on up to $26,000 per employee!” they say. You don’t recognize the voice. You don’t know the name. All you hear is a promise of getting something for nothing. Sort of. Before you return that unfamiliar message, discover how I can help. I specialize in helping business owners take advantage of Employee Retention Credit.

ERC is a tax credit available to business owners who had W2 employees during 2020 and 2021 and were affected by the pandemic. Even if you started your business in 2021, you could still qualify for the Startup Business Credit.

Your CPA likely told you many times that your business doesn’t qualify. Like most businesses we work with, you may have done financially better during COVID… that’s alright because the qualifications for this program have changed since its inception. There are now more ways to qualify than just having revenue reduction. 

Due to misleading advertisements, poor advisement from CPAs, and general confusion on the program, ERC Specialists was born. We are a specialty tax service company exclusively dedicated to understanding and maximizing the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for small businesses affected negatively by COVID-19.

Why Work With Us Over CPA or Other Tax Filing Firms?

  1. Our analysis is completely FREE. Who wants to pay for a service when you’re unsure if you even qualify? We ensure our clients qualify and tell them exactly how much they’re qualified to receive.
  2. We are the only firm to allow our clients to pay no fee until their check arrives from the IRS. We understand your refund check may not come for several months, so we offer two payment options – you may pay your fee at the time of filing at a discount (10%) – or – the full fee (15%) can be deducted from your refund once received. Regardless, our fee is covered by our 100% Money Back Guarantee. If the IRS does not release the credit claimed for any reason, we will refund any payments made. We have the lowest fees in the industry. Other CPA and tax filing firms charge anywhere from 18-25%. We can save our clients tens of thousands of dollars in fees and allow them to direct those funds into their businesses for further growth. There is no need to be the guinea pig for your CPA. We average 10-20% more funding than a CPA unfamiliar with the program.
  3. We have a direct partnership with the IRS, so our filing process is 4-6 months faster than anyone else on average. As a result, we can get your business its funds months sooner.
  4. We have a transparent process. You can track the progress of your filing through each step along the way in your online client portal. We understand that our clients are busy running their businesses, so I keep close tabs on all my client’s filings. If we need to make any corrections, we can do so promptly. Personable service sets us apart. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call or text me anytime – I will pick up the phone. 

Process Overview

  1. We obtain basic information for pre-qualification. We discuss your business activities, the types of employees you have, and the parts of the credit you qualify under. (Accomplished in a 15-minute phone call)
  2. A business owner sends in the required documents, and we process an analysis at no charge. Documents needed include your 941 tax forms and payroll summary report for each qualifying quarter. (Analysis usually takes 3-5 days)
  3. Once the analysis is complete and your application has been approved/denied, we will provide you with the exact credit amount we can recover. Now your application is ready for you to review and sign. At this stage, if you’d like us to file your credit, you will determine which payment option works best for you.
  4. Once you sign, we will file it with the IRS. (1-3 days)
  5. After filing your credit with the IRS, all that is left to do is wait for your check to arrive. It takes 16 weeks after the date of filing to arrive. About 3-4 weeks before the checks arrive, you will receive notice from the IRS to expect the arrival of the check.

Helping Business Owners Take Advantage of the Employee Retention Credit

At ERP Specialists, our mission is to help file and educate all business owners on this incredible opportunity. We take pride in our services and are humbled to provide our clients with funds to grow their businesses for future success. We’ve helped over 35,000 companies to recover billions of dollars in credits so far and would love to help yours too.

Our clients are our family, and we are grateful for the continued business they refer to us. I happily provide referral fees for putting me in contact with any eligible business. Please get in touch with me, Matthew Merriam, at (203) 896-8239 or I am here to help business owners gain access to their Employee Retentions Credit. is a local digital marketing service and city guide for Atlanta and its most popular suburbs. Visitors will find a small business directory, local news, upcoming events, and city information. Local business owners can affordably market and promote their businesses on . We do local marketing for your business at affordable rates using the latest digital marketing services.