Tax scam employee retention credit

Beware of Employee Retention Credit schemes

The IRS recently reissued a warning urging taxpayers to review the Employee Retention Credit guidelines before trying to claim the credit. Businesses should be cautious of advertised schemes and direct solicitations promising tax savings that are too good to be true.

“While this is a legitimate credit that has provided a financial lifeline to millions of businesses, there continue to be promoters who aggressively mislead people and businesses into thinking they can claim these credits,” said Acting IRS Commissioner Doug O’Donnell.

“Anyone who is considering claiming this credit needs to carefully review the guidelines. If the tax professional they’re using raises questions about the accuracy of the Employee Retention Credit claim, people should listen to their advice. The IRS is actively auditing and conducting criminal investigations related to these false claims. People need to think twice before claiming this.”