Help Me With COVID Credits For The Self-Employed

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Dear Brass Tax Presentations,

Are there still COVID credits from the IRS for self-employed individuals?

I have been self-employed for the last 20 years; I don’t have any employees. I keep hearing about COVID credits for the self-employed and wanted to hear from you about this.

Please advise.


From Brass Tax Presentations

There are promoters out there who talk about these “self-employed tax credit” for COVID. There is no such thing. They are combining the ERTC and COVID sick and family leave credit into one thing they are calling a “self-employed tax credit”. You don’t qualify for ERTC if you have no employees. The COVID sick and family leave credit would have been claimed on your 2020 or 2021 tax returns. We have those rules in our old Update manuals for those years. If you don’t have any evidence to support the position that they were unable to work because they were sick, the COVID sick and family leave credit should not be claimed.

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