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Optimizing ERC For Your Business

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  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • MRTP
  • CWS
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Course Description

Course Description

ERTC is the acronym for Employee Retention Tax Credit.

In simplest terms, the ERTC is a portion of authorized wages paid by employers to their employees. It is one of the relief provisions included in the Coronavirus Aids Relief and Economic Security (CARES) act.

The relief is helping employers keep their employees on payroll during situations that can cause economic recession and depression. The ERTC is 50% of the wages that have been authorized by the employer to be paid to the employee. That has been the rate since March 12th, 2020, and before January 1st, 2021. Therefore, it is provided in the CARES Act that the highest amount of authorized wages which is considered per employee, is $10,000. That is for all the quarters in the year 2020. Hence, the maximum payment from an employer to any employee in terms of authorized wages is $5,000 during the 2020 calendar year.

Not every employer is eligible to claim the ERTC. To be eligible, your business must have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-employed persons and government employers are not qualified for ERTC. Two conditions must be met to qualify an employer to claim ERTC, and according to the IRS website, those conditions are:

The ETRC program has now been extended to include all quarters in 2021 and includes the below key changes:

  • 70% credit rate vs 50% of authorized wages;
  • Expand eligibility for the credit by reducing the required year-over-year gross receipts decline from 50% to 20% and provide a safe harbor allowing employers to use prior quarter gross receipts to determine eligibility;
  • Increases the limit on per-employee creditable wages from $10,000 for the year to $10,000 for each quarter;
  • Increases the 100-employee delineation for determining the relevant qualified wage base to employers with 500 or fewer employees;
  • Allows specific public instrumentalities to claim the credit;
  • Removes the 30-day wage limitation, allowing employers to, for example, claim the credit for bonus pay to essential workers;
  • Allows businesses with 500 or fewer employees to advance the credit at any point during the quarter based on wages paid in the same quarter in a previous year; and
  • Provides rules to allow new employers who were not in existence for all or part of 2019 to be able to claim the credit.

It is pertinent to note that the highest additional amount of qualified wages per employee is $40,000. This is now for Q1 through Q3 of 2021, which would produce an additional ERTC of $21,000 per employee during the 2021 calendar year.

This CE/CPE course will be helpful to business owners, CPAs, payroll providers, and financial service providers who want to understand the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the CARES Act. 

The ERC is a refundable and advanceable tax credit for businesses based on the number of qualifying employees which qualified businesses can now receive up to $26k per qualified employee for 2020 and 2021. 

Following are the major topics covered in this CE/CPE tax webinar:

  • ERC Program
  • ERC Advance
  • Who and what qualifies for the ERC Program
  • How much funding is possible from ERC per employee
  • Required documents to apply for the ERC
  • How long the ERC funding takes to complete
  • How to get an ERC Advance
  • Affiliate ERC program

Learning Objectives

  • To analyze what is the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).
  • To discuss what is an ERTC Advance.
  • To discuss who and what qualifies for the ERTC Program or not.
  • To inspect how to get the application process started for ERTC funding.
  • To analyze how to become a part of an affiliate partners program with Valiant.

Recommended For

  • This IRS Approved CE webinar will be insightful for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, ORTP, MRTP, CRTP, CVA, CBA/MCBA, payroll providers, financial service providers, Tax Professionals, Managers, Business owners, Investors, and other professionals who want to understand the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the CARES Act.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Business Owner
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0862)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00926-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00926-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00926-22-O)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

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MY-CPE LLC, 1600 Highway 6 south, suite 250, sugar land, TX, 77478

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at


About Presenter

Lou Gonzalez

Co-Founder, Valiant Capital

Lou is the Managing Director at Valiant Capital and oversees all operations and corporate strategies. Before Valiant Capital, he started his banking career in 2002 and gained his experience with Bank One, JPMorgan Chase, BBVA USA, and Comerica Bank, with a dedicated focus in SME, Commercial, and International Finance.

Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards for customer dedication, production, and leadership. Mr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and has received the President’s Student Service Award by George W. Bush. Outside of work, Lou is keen on community service and runs a non-profit organization where XYZ.

Lou is known for sharp tax interpretations, and he quickly brings his analysis of the latest tax updates and IRS guidance to the professional community.

About Company

Valiant Capital

Valiant Capital is a Direct Lender and Capital Advisory Firm that assists business enterprises to acquire loans from selected reliable lenders, as well as offer quality financial consultancy services to help businesses and business owners achieve all-around business success. 

With our wealth of experience in commercial funding gained from over 25 years in the lending business, we have helped businesses and developers raise capital at the best terms and rates to acquire, refinance or restructure their businesses and real estate. Valiant Capital has done hundreds of transactions with over half a billion dollars in complex Commercial Financing and over a hundred million dollars for Employee Retention Tax Credits.

Co-headquartered in Austin and Houston, we serve clients nationwide with a primary focus in Texas.


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Ratings and Review


53 Ratings



Very Good









Cheryl Nuzzolo, CPA (US)

Mar 10th, 2022

Good presentation and nice to know this company offers an alternative to waiting for IRS to process refunds.


Nicole Mehr, CPA (US)

Mar 16th, 2022



Ken Laraway, CPA (US)

Mar 10th, 2022

Overall I learned quite a bit but there was to much infomercial to get business.


Nicole Serra, CPA (US)

Mar 10th, 2022

not good. I felt like it was a very long advertisement for a business. Not exactly a learning webinar.


Karen Hull, JD, Others, QB Pro Advisor

Mar 10th, 2022

Seemed like a sales pitch more than a learning experience. Instructor stumbled on his own information frequently & had to restate thoughts. Overall it was difficult to sit through.

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