To understand the ERC program better, watch the video below and learn how BLC can help.
What We Can Do For You
At Bottom Line Concepts (BLC), we have 13+ years’ experience in providing cost savings for our clients. Since 2009, we’ve brought $2.2+ billion dollars in recovery.
As a response to the impact of COVID-19, on SMB businesses, and as part of our financial relief services, we created a division specializing in ERC expertise and managing businesses’ needs throughout the claiming process.
Our goal is to maximize the ERC that you receive and make the process clear and smooth for your business.
Here’s how we’ll get started:
- Determine whether your business is eligible to receive ERC
- Analyze your claim so we can make sure you’re getting the maximum amount
- Guide you throughout the process, from all the documentation and the actual claiming procedure
We also provide consulting services.
Our specialists have the expert know-how regarding the ERC and they will:
Simplify the intricacies of the program across the numerous program changes
Answer any additional questions you may have, including:
- Do part-time, Union, and tipped employees impact the amount of refunds my business is able to receive?
- What are the rules that apply to multi-state employers? How do the government orders from multiple states apply to my business?
Want to find out how much credit you can claim?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What period does the ERC Program cover?
The ERC Program started on March 13th, 2020 through to December 31st, 2021.
After December 31st, you can still potentially claim credits for 2020 and 2021. In some cases, clients were able to continuously receive ERC through December 31, 2021, at around 30% of payroll cost, on top of the refunds.
Amounts received by clients range from $100,000 to $6 million.
If my business did not incur a 20% decrease in gross receipts, does it still qualify for ERC?
In this case, your business can still qualify if you had to change business operations due to government orders. Changes in operations include shutdown, job role shifts, and necessary purchases (e.g. protective equipment).
If my business remained open during the pandemic, does it still qualify for ERC?
Yes. Your business must fit either one of the below criteria to qualify:
- On account of government legislation in 2020 and/or 2021, your business had to undergo a change in operations
- Gross receipts for your business declined significantly
- For 2020 – Below 50% of the same quarter in 2019
- For 2021 – Below 20% of the same quarter in 2019
Note that in this case, ERC applies only to Q3 and Q4 of 2021.
The Athlete's Foot
ADAM CHAIT, CEO
Bottom Line Concepts is an outstanding partner. They found money we were owed. They did the heavy lifting to recover it. And they kept us updated throughout the process. Every company should engage them. There is literally no downside. Let Bottom Line Concepts find money for you.
Burger Brothers Restaurant Group
Enough cannot be said about the group at Bottom Line Concepts. Their team worked diligently and kept us well updated throughout the process of their work. Bottom Line Concepts deserves tremendous credit for getting us money back and more importantly savings going forward.
DAVID KOLKKA, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL STRATEGIC SOURCING
I gave Bottom Line’s CEO a call and we hit it off famously right off the bat. I was pleasantly surprised while speaking with him that they were well versed in the area of work I was tasked with. Having Bottom Line on my side, with their amazing market knowledge of where the pricing baseline is, was extremely helpful in getting our new contract with the vendor at a significantly lower price from the original, expiring contract. Without Bottom Lines help, I am confident that there is no way we would have seen the savings we are achieving with this new contract. Thank you Bottom Line, for all your help and great customer service. Your team was a pleasure to work with and very professional through the whole process. I look forward to our next project together!
ZACH PERRY, MANAGER, GLOBAL INDIRECT PROCUREMENT
Bottom Line not only delivered as promised but did so quickly, professionally, and painlessly. Their acumen in the cost recovery space is fantastic. We look forward to expanding our project scope with Bottom Line to continue to reduce our risk and exposure.
NAVID SHARAFATIAN, CEO
As a multi-unit franchisee Jack in the Box, we have significant staffing and in-house expertise. We are always looking for ways to reduce our expenses and utilities are a big category that no one has really understood. Complicating things, we are located in multiple municipalities within multiple states, so we are not dealing with one utility company, but many. We are intrigued with Bottom Line’s approach and their expertise, so we hired them to help reduce our electric bills and are pleased with the results. They are professional, do in depth analysis, and have gone to work reducing our costs. We are now looking at additional categories for cost savings and look forward to a long term relationship with them.
James Beard Foundation
JODI WATERMAN, CFO
As part of our mission to make America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to cultivating leadership, recognizing excellence, and producing results through our programs and awards. The foundation is guided by the values of respect, transparency, diversity, sustainability, and equality. We believe that in order to achieve our mission, it is expected that everyone who works in and with the foundation shares similar values and operates with integrity. In working with Bottom Line, they have been helpful in fulfilling our mission.
Modell's Sporting Goods
MITCHELL MODELL, CEO
As a 131-year-old family owned company, we normally would handle a lot of our operations/expenses internally. When a close friend referred me to Bottom Line, who had already worked with them in the past, I thought I would give them a try. I was pleasantly surprised that they were able to save us a lot of money and make me a believer. They never needed to come on site and the checks just started showing up at my front door. I would recommend companies give them a try because you have nothing to lose.
STEVE KEHRLI, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
Partnering with Bottom Line has helped us realize savings in an area that most nonprofits cannot easily navigate. Simply put – these savings allow us to help more animals. We look forward to working with them in other areas where they can leverage their knowledge and expertise and help us with another “WIN” for all animals.
ASHOK GANDHI, CFO
Having worked with a few different companies in the past that promised cost savings and delivered more aggravation than savings, I was skeptical at first to work with Bottom Line Concepts. After having worked with the BLC team, I am pleased to say that I feel differently now. BLC found substantial savings with virtually no effort on our part. They were very professional, communicated the process very clearly, and held our hands along the way. I look forward to exploring more ideas with BLC.