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Erica Seppala

Editor & Senior Staff Writer

5+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Accounting, QuickBooks, Payroll, Business Funding, POS

Education: AA Liberal Studies, Limestone University

Erica began writing on small business topics in 2008. She joined Merchant Maverick in 2018 and focuses on loans, accounting, and POS. She is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll. She has been cited in MSN, Reader’s Digest, Vox, U.S. News & World Report, and Real Simple. She is a graduate of Limestone University and resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

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How to calculate R&D tax credit

How To Calculate The R&D Tax Credit

The research and development tax credit (R&D credit) is a general business credit available to businesses that created or improved a product or process. Businesses that are eligible to receive the R&D credit must have participated in qualified R&D activities as outlined under Section 41 of the IRS Tax Code.

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Aug 24, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing

Will The IRS Audit ERC Tax Credits?

During an IRS audit, the IRS will notify you of the specific information you need to submit. However, some common documentation that you may be required to submit include payroll records, accounting records, PPP loan forgiveness documentation, and documentation that shows your business was fully or partially shut down by the government or proof of a decline in receipts.

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Oct 19, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Employee Retention Credit

How To Record The Employee Retention Credit In Financial Statements

How you record the ERC as a journal entry depends on when you claimed the credit and if you received it as a refund. You can record the transaction by debiting the Income Tax Expense account and crediting the Cash account if you claimed the ERC on your quarterly return. If you filed an amended return to receive a refund, you will record a debit in your Cash account and a debit under the Income Tax Expense account.

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Sep 18, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Employee Retention Credit