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File Your ERC Claim with Confidence

Clickfunds Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Filing Service is easy, fast, and reliable.

You’re in Good Hands When You Use Our ERC Filing Service

Get the comprehensive support of Clickfunds ERC specialists and independent team of CPAs with no upfront cost or agreement to sign, and pay only when you receive your refund.

Easy ERC Claim Processing

Our processing team and CPAs spare you time and frustration, and make claiming the ERC an easy and rewarding experience.

Higher ERC Refund Recovery

We leverage our extensive knowledge of the tax legislature to ensure we recover every dollar possible for our clients.

Best-In-Class ERC Service

We prioritize our quality of service above all else, which has supported over a 90% retention rate with our clients in recent years.

Specialized ERC Experience

Unlike other tax advisors or “ERC mills,” we ‘ve specialized in employer relief programs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRS ERC Audit Protection

Our clients’ ERC claims are accurate, well-documented, and now supported by IRS ERC Audit Protection at no additional charge.

Access to ERC Bridge Financing

Clients that use our ERC Filing Service can also advance up to 85% of their refund with our ERC Bridge Financing solutions.


ERC Claims Filed

$10 Billion+

ERC Refunds Recovered

Up to 50%

Lower Filing Fee


What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) program was introduced by the CARES Act in 2020 as a refundable tax credit intended to encourage employers to keep employees on payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At A Glance

Provides up to $26,000 per Eligible Employee

or $100,000 for Recovery Startup Businesses

Apply to Q2 (2020) Through Q3 (2021)

or Q3 and Q4 of 2021 for Recovery Startup Businesses

Employers Can Still File Their ERC Claim in 2023

At A Glance

Employers that Experienced a Full or Partial Suspension, a Reduction of Revenue, or a Supply Chain Disruption

Recovery Startup Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Recipients


Who is Eligible for the ERC Program?

Employers that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 or 2021 are likely to meet the eligibility requirements for the ERC.



Our 4-Step ERC Filing Process

Connect with Our Team

Submit an ERC application online to get started. An ERC specialist from our team will go over the program with you, help you determine your eligibility, identify the documentation that’s needed by our CPAs and the IRS, and answer your questions.

Submit Documentation

As soon as we receive all the necessary documentation, our CPAs will conduct their due diligence and prepare a comprehensive ERC assessment for your business. This assessment will include a detailed summary report and final calculations for your ERC refund amount.

File Your ERC Claim

Our CPAs file your amended employer tax returns (IRS Form 941-Xs) and supporting documentation. We then monitor your claim status and assist with any additional information or communications needed by the IRS.

Collect Your ERC Refund

After taking advantage of our ERC Filing Service, you’ll receive a series of checks from the U.S. Treasury (one check for each quarter of the program you qualified for).


Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

What if my CPA does not believe my business is eligible for the ERC program?

If your business was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but your CPA believes you’re ineligible — we still encourage you to apply.

It is not uncommon for CPAs, accounting agencies, or even Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to get it wrong. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a complex program and the IRS has released a number of warnings.

Clickfunds does not submit claims for businesses that’re ineligible. We take the time necessary to conduct our due diligence, present our assessment, and let our clients decide whether or not to proceed.

Is there any additional cost or agreement to sign before receiving my ERC assessment?

No, there is not. Clickfunds clients only pay a 15% contingency fee, with no additional costs, and are never asked to sign an agreement before their ERC assessment is received. Our assistance and due diligence are free of charge.

We encourage businesses to reconsider their ERC processor if they are asked to pay additional fees for a consultation or assessment or are expected to sign an agreement before their ERC assessment is received.

What fees does 1st Capital Financial charge for its ERC Filing Service?

Clickfunds charges a 15% contingency fee once your checks are received from the U.S. Treasury. There is no upfront cost.

Other major ERC processors charge up to 30% with additional upfront costs (e.g., Consultation Fees or Assessment Fees).

What is ERC Bridge Financing, or an ERC Advance?

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Bridge Financing refers to Clickfunds solution for businesses that do not want or cannot afford to wait for the IRS to process their ERC refund. By applying for an ERC Bridge Loan or an ERC Claim Buyout, businesses can advance up to 85% of their refund in a matter of days.

What types of businesses are eligible to apply for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

Most business types, including hospitals, universities, and nonprofits, may be eligible for the ERC. The following list represents just a couple dozen examples we have experience with:

Art Galleries
Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries
Theaters and Live Arts
Childcare and Behavior Centers
Events Venues
Medical Practices
Dentists and Orthodontists
Law Firms
Construction and Real Estate Developers
eCommerce Businesses
Cannabis Businesses
Tobacco and Smoke Shops
Startup Businesses
Barbershops, Cosmetologists, Salons, and Spas
Private Schools and Universities
Manufacturing Businesses
Liquor Stores
Car Dealerships
Automotive Repair Businesses
Assisted Living Services
Do not worry if your business type is not listed above. We have filed ERC claims for businesses in more than 65 different industries. If you are uncertain of your business’s eligibility, we encourage you to give us a call at +1 (602) 894-2900.

What locations is Clickfunds ERC Filing Service available?

ERC Filing Service is available to qualifying employers in all 50 states, including:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

The same applies to the company’s ERC Partner Programs.

How much can I claim under the ERC program?

Businesses can claim up to $26,000 per employee for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) broken down as follows:

  • For 2020, you can claim up to fifty percent (50%) of qualified wages and health plan expenses for a maximum credit of $5,000 per employee for the year.
  • For 2021, you can claim up to seventy percent (70%) of qualified wages and health plan expenses for a maximum credit amount of $7,000.00 per employee per quarter and $21,000 for the year.
Are ERC funds taxable?

No, the IRS does not consider ERC refunds for income tax purposes.

However, you are required to reduce your business’s deductible wage expenses by the refund amount you receive. We encourage you provide this information to your current CPA or accounting agency.

How long does the ERC process take?

As soon as you’ve completed your ERC application and submitted your documentation, our CPAs will get to work on a comprehensive assessment for your business. This process takes 5-10 business days. Assuming you decide to move forward, your amended employer tax returns (i.e., Form 941-Xs) and supporting documentation are filed with the IRS.

IRS processing of ERC claims is now expected to take 10-16 months with the moratorium.

Am I eligible for ERC if I already accepted PPP funds?

Yes, you certainly are! The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act (enacted 12/27/2020) modified the ERC eligibility guidelines so that PPP applicants could also take advantage of the ERC program. However, you cannot claim the same dollar-for-dollar funds. We take this into account when processing your ERC claim.

Find Out If You’re Eligible for the ERC

You may be eligible for a payroll tax refund of up to $26,000 per employee in 2020 and 2021. This is money you’ve earned, brought to you by the company you trust. Submit an ERC application online to find out if you’re eligible or schedule an ERC consultation to learn more.