Sharing Knowledge to Power SMBs

Behalf is finding ways for our customers
to get the future funds* in the form of tax credit refund* they need to bounce back

During the darkest days of the pandemic, it was understandable if small business owners felt all alone, with few resources and little hope for the future. As we undergo a slow rebound, small business owners still need help.

At Behalf, we want to make our valued customers aware of a little-known and often misunderstood lifeline.  A source of federal COVID financial assistance that can deliver small businesses the refunds in the form of a tax credit* and possible tax refund*  they need to maintain operations and survive the pandemic.

Spotlight on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Launched in March 2020, the ERC is a federal initiative to support efforts to keep employees on the payroll during the pandemic. And it’s still relevant to small business owners today.

The ERC was:

  • Extended through Q3 2021
  • Revised in 2021 with retroactively relaxed eligibility requirements
  • Expanded to permit Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applicants to potentially receive an ERC

Businesses with 500 or fewer W-2 employees may qualify*  if they were impacted by COVID through:

  • Operations suspended or curtailed by government order (e.g., restaurants, gyms, barbers/salons, all of which had indoor capacity closed or limited)
  • A drop in gross receipts compared to the same quarter in 2019:
    • For 2020, a 50% drop in YoY gross receipts in any quarter
    • For 2021, a 20% drop in gross receipts compared to the same quarter in 2019

An opportunity not fully explored

Many small businesses may qualify* for up to $26,000 per W-2 employee* (excluding W-2 business owners) in ERC refunds* in the form of a tax credit and possible refund—but less than 25 percent of businesses who may qualify* have filed for ERC assistance. 

There are several reasons: 

  • The ERC filing process is complex and time-consuming
  • Changing eligibility requirements have resulted in confusion
  • Many CPAs and payroll firms are unaware of the ERC or its eligibility requirements

We want our customers to receive all the federal COVID relief to which they’re entitled.

Making it easy* for Behalf customers to claim their ERC refunds* in the form of a tax credit and possible refund

We know our customers are busy business owners who may not have the time, expertise or resources to file for the ERC relief they need to fuel their recovery. 

So we’ve teamed up with Adesso Capital – a firm that specializes in ERC filing for small businesses – to help our customers.

Here’s how it works:

  • With one 10-minute* phone call to Adesso’s ERC Support Center you can learn whether your business qualifies*
  • Adesso Capital files for ERC tax credits so you can possible get a refund* on behalf of your business, handling all the paperwork
  • Adesso Capital monitors the progress of your ERC filing with the IRS, providing updates until your business receives ERC refunds* in the form of a tax credit and possible refund*

ERC expertise delivered by Adesso Capital

When the pandemic drove business in every industry into a downturn, Adesso assembled a team of tax experts to help small businesses maximize the federal COVID relief available to them. 

Adesso Capital has helped thousands of businesses secure tens of millions in ERC refunds in the form of a tax credit and possible refund* —with an average of $125,000 in ERC money per filing.

Make sure you claim all the federal COVID assistance your business has coming. 

Click to get started with Adesso today! Or call the ERC Support Center at 888-268-6010 today and put Adesso’s ERC experts to work for your business. 

*Behalf is only making this offer available and is not responsible for services provided by Encore Capital Finance, Inc. dba Adesso Capital (“Adesso”), including fees or discounts or advertisements. Qualification or Eligibility to be accepted by Adesso for assistance in filing for tax relief under the services of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Adesso Services) will be evaluated directly by Adesso. Separate acceptance and approval of your amended tax filing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is required.  Behalf nor Adesso can guarantee IRS relief with The Employee Retention Credit (ERC).  See for important terms and conditions and information on fees and discounts associated with using Adesso.  In a 10 minute phone call, Adesso’s certified public accountants (CPAs) will evaluate the potential eligibility of you business to work with Adesso as your Agent in filing for relief on the behalf of your business (“Adesso Services”) in the form of tax credits with the IRS for the ERC as authorized under the Section 2301 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020 enacted December 27, 2020 (the “Relief Act”), and the American Rescue Plan of 2021 enacted March 11, 2021 (“ARP Act”) or collectively the (“Relief Laws”). The ERC is a fully refundable tax credit for employers. Behalf nor Adesso can guarantee IRS relief. Please visit and consult your tax advisor for more information.  

Adesso’s services, including agreements and disclosures will be given directly by Adesso before or at signing, and any request made through Adesso must also be submitted to and approved by the IRS. Relief under ERC may be limited or subject to an expiration date. There is no cost to you to request relief under the Relief Laws. Allowing Behalf to refer you and your business to Adesso Capital does not limit you from requesting relief or comparing the costs of other services.  Contact Adesso Capital directly at 888-268-6010 for assistance with the full details of their services and any application of the discount of their fees.

This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. Any reference to a web site of another party, do not constitute or imply the endorsement.