Are you wondering how the new developments with the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) may impact your business? To clarify, the IRS has announced that they will suspend processing new ERC applications at least until the end of 2023. This decision stems from a surge of fraudulent applications and the sheer number of aggressive promoters, often preying on unsuspecting business owners.

In the long run, this pause in processing could be a significant advantage for businesses with legitimate claims. Let’s delve into why this development matters and how it can be a benefit to you.

Enhanced Legitimacy

The IRS suspension, coupled with increased scrutiny, contributes to maintaining the credibility of the ERC program. It reassures businesses that the program remains a reliable source for those with valid claims. With the ERC’s legitimacy intact, legitimate applicants can confidently access the support they need.

Reduced Competition

Fraudulent and aggressive promoters have been a concern in the ERC landscape, creating fierce competition for funds. The suspension effectively curbs fraudulent activity, leading to fewer competitors vying for ERC resources. This reduction in competition enhances your chances of securing your rightful ERC credits.

Timely Processing 

One of the significant challenges businesses faced was delayed processing of ERC applications due to a backlog of claims. With the IRS suspension’s aim to tackle fraudulent applications, this backlog is expected to diminish. This means faster and more efficient processing for businesses with legitimate claims.


Business owners who genuinely qualify for ERC benefit from the suspension. Legitimate applicants won’t face the risk of penalties or interest on their claims.

Fewer Fraud Risks

Aggressive and illegal promoters often lure businesses into fraudulent schemes. With the IRS’s intensified scrutiny and the crackdown on such promoters, legitimate businesses are less likely to get caught up in these schemes. Your business can operate within the bounds of the law, avoiding potential legal and financial complications.

Fair Access

As the IRS focuses on preventing abuse of the ERC program, it ensures that businesses with genuine needs receive their well-deserved credits. The emphasis shifts towards equitable distribution, ensuring that businesses can access the support they require during challenging times.

A Note on Rubi’s Positive Empowerment and ERC Specialists LLC

For businesses seeking expert guidance and assistance with ERC applications, Rubi’s Positive Empowerment partners with ERC Specialists LLC. The latter brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, boasting the insights of a former US Attorney General and former State of Utah Attorney General. ERC Specialists’ specialization in payroll taxes and their specific knowledge of the ERC make them a trusted resource for businesses navigating this complex terrain.

What’s particularly noteworthy is that the survey recently provided by the IRS mirrors the one used by Rubi’s Positive Empowerment and ERC Specialists all along. This alignment ensures that your ERC application is in capable hands, following the IRS’s guidance and maximizing your benefits.

The partnership between ERC Specialists and Rubi’s Positive Empowerment goes beyond technical expertise; it’s a strategic collaboration. While ERC Specialists have established themselves as trusted experts in processing ERC applications, they recognize that businesses seeking ERC support often require more than just application processing. They need comprehensive guidance, clear communication, and a human touch to navigate the intricate world of tax credits and government regulations.

This is where Rubi’s Positive Empowerment shines. Specializing in client interactions, they ensure that businesses not only receive expert application management but also personalized support and effective communication throughout the entire process. In essence, Rubi’s Positive Empowerment acts as the bridge between ERC Specialists and their clients, providing a dedicated point of contact ready to answer questions, provide updates, and offer guidance every step of the way.

A Proactive Approach: How Rubi’s Positive Empowerment and ERC Specialists Are Navigating the Suspension

To provide the best service and support to businesses during this pivotal time, Rubi’s Positive Empowerment and ERC Specialists have adopted a proactive approach. They understand the urgency that many businesses face in securing their ERC funds. As such, they are accepting new ERC applications and diligently processing them, holding onto these applications until the IRS suspension is lifted. Once the suspension is lifted, these applications will be promptly filed with the IRS, ensuring that businesses receive the benefits they rightly deserve without unnecessary delays. This approach reflects their commitment to serving businesses efficiently and effectively in these challenging times, providing a sense of reassurance and confidence to their clients.

In conclusion, the IRS suspension is not just a pause in the process; it’s a step toward ensuring the legitimacy of the ERC program. It paves the way for smoother, faster, and fairer access to benefits for businesses with genuine claims. When you have the right expertise by your side, like Rubi’s Positive Empowerment and ERC Specialists, you can confidently navigate the ERC landscape and secure the support your business needs to thrive.

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