Can churches and other religious organizations qualify for ERC?

Yes, churches and other religious organizations may be eligible to receive the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

If they have been affected by government-mandated limitations on the number of people allowed to gather or have seen a significant decrease in their gross receipts.

Churches and not-for-profit organizations can qualify for the ERC tax credit, if they meet certain criteria. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must:

  • Have experienced a significant decline in gross receipts compared to a prior year quarter. A significant decline is defined as a decline of 20% or more in gross receipts.
  • Have operations fully or partially suspended due to a government order related to COVID-19.

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