ERC and PPP. What You Need to Know For Your Business

ERC and PPP. What You Need to Know For Your Business


For this episode of Up and Adam, Adam is joined by Andrew Howe. Howe is a Senior Tax Manager at BerganKDV who aids clients in multiple efforts such as assurance and tax to business consultingAndrew shares his insights on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and explains how the two work together for those who are interested in applying for both resources.  

To kick off their discussion, Andrew gives an update on the PPP and discusses how the program is coming to a close soon and urges those who haven’t applied to move quickly. He and Adam then talk about what the ERC is and how it will be used to help companies who can show that they tried to retain their employees during the past year’s events. Andrew goes into more detail on the eligibility requirements for applying to the ERC so businesses know if it’s something they can consider. He clarifies that the application process and calculating the credit amount isn’t as simple as it appears and how there are elements to the process that are complicated. Adam then asks Andrew about how much the credit looks like to companies and how they can roughly calculate so that they know the impact of the credit for their needs. For the rest of the episode, Andrew dives into the combination of the PPP and the ERC and how they overlap and what methodical approach companies can take to effectively make use of both.  

If you are interested in applying for the ERC or and PPP and are not sure where to start; BerganKDV can help. Contact our team to discuss next steps and whether or not your company is eligible.  


Taxpayers that received a PPP loan may now be retroactively eligible for the 2020 Employee Retention Credit (ERC) or prospectively eligible for the 2021 ERC.