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The hangover from the pandemic lingers. Your business survived but claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) left you with an uneasy feeling. Was everything filed correctly? Did you miss a crucial detail? Don’t toss and turn – Occams Advisory, your tax-wielding wizards, are here to exorcise those audit chills.

The IRS is casting a keen eye on ERC claims, sniffing out discrepancies like a truffle pig on overtime. Even minor missteps in eligibility, wage calculations, or documentation can trigger an audit, leaving you facing potential penalties and repayments. Don’t let innocent errors turn into a financial nightmare.

Why Occams is Your Tax-Shielding Spell:

We’re not just accountants juggling numbers. Occams boasts a team of tax sorcerers, fluent in the arcane language of IRS regulations. We delve deep into your claim, casting revealing spells like:

  • Eligibility Enchantment: We assess your business with precision, ensuring you meet all program requirements without a single loophole lurking.
  • Wage Calculation Charm: Our math wizards meticulously scrutinize your payroll, guaranteeing accurate credit calculations that wouldn’t raise an eyebrow at Hogwarts.
  • Documentation Defense Shield: We cast a protective shield around your paperwork, identifying and patching any vulnerabilities before the IRS audit dementors even arrive.
  • Negotiation Alchemy: If an audit notice materializes, fear not! Our tax-fu masters stand resolute, transmuting potential penalties into favorable outcomes with their persuasive arguments.

Real-Life Scenarios:

  • The restaurant owner shivers, realizing they included wages from a closed period in their ERC claim.
    Occams swooped in, dispelling the audit threat with a swift eligibility correction.
  • Tech startup founders fret, unsure if their diverse employees mix qualifies for the credit.Tech startup founders fret, unsure if their diverse employees mix qualifies for the credit.
    Our tax wizards deciphered the IRS riddles, securing their rightful claim with a precise analysis.
  • Manufacturing giant receives an audit summons, questioning their calculations.
    Occams cast a protective spell of accurate documentation, leaving the IRS speechless and the claim intact.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main risk areas for ERC audits?
The IRS focuses on eligibility, wage calculations, and documentation. Common pitfalls include misinterpreting eligibility rules, inaccurate wage calculations, and missing or incomplete documentation.
Is Occams Advisory different from other tax advisors?
Yes, we’re not just your average tax advisor. Our team boasts extensive experience specifically in ERC claims and audit defense. We offer a unique blend of tax expertise, strategic planning, and persuasive advocacy to protect your interests.
How can I get started with Occams Advisory?
Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your specific situation and answer any questions you may have.



Don’t let your ERC claim haunt you. Contact Occams Advisory today for a free consultation. Our tax expertise will banish audit anxieties and ensure you reap the maximum benefit from the program, leaving you with nothing but sweet financial dreams.

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Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as tax advice. Please consult with your tax advisor or contact Occams Advisory directly for specific guidance regarding your ERC claim.