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Payroll Tax Refunds

Get Your Refund Estimate in Five Simple Steps

Businesses with 5+ FTE may qualify for up to $26,000 per eligible employee.1

Republic Bank has partnered with Innovation Refunds, an expert fintech provider, to help you unlock more government incentives and substantial cash refunds.

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Was Your Business Affected by COVID-19?

Your business may qualify to receive up to $26,000 for every employee it kept on payroll during COVID1, even if you received PPP funds. Through our strategic alliance with Innovation Refunds, we’ve already helped our clients receive millions of dollars in employee retention credits.

Get Your Refund Estimate in Five Simple Steps

  1. Qualify by filling out the 10 minute application.
  2. Upload supporting documents to Innovation Refunds’ secure portal.
  3. Get your docs reviewed by their specialized CPAs.
  4. Check your projected refund amount for FREE.
  5. Open a Republic Bank Business Checking account.

Facts, Answers, and Questions

ERC is a payroll tax refund born out of the same COVID relief bill as PPP, which incentivized businesses who kept employees on payroll during the pandemic. Originally, companies were limited in their ability to claim either the PPP or ERC, but not both. In early 2021, the rules changed and your business can claim ERC even if you received PPP funds.

PPP was a forgivable loan. ERC returns to the business payroll taxes they already paid. Once you receive the ERC funds from the U.S. Treasury, no further action is required on your part.

Determining the proper amount that you’re entitled to is a complex accounting process that requires an expert analogous to an orthopedic surgeon or cardiologist. One of the reasons we chose to partner with Innovation Refunds is that their expert CPAs and tax attorneys determine, for free, exactly how much money your business is eligible to receive. Helping businesses properly unlock these government incentives is Innovation Refunds’ specialty.

For Republic Bank clients, there is no upfront cost to determine if your business qualifies, and if so, to receive your refund. On average, Innovation Refunds will invest 14 hours of expert CPA/attorney time, at their expense, to determine your eligibility. You will never be charged for this time. If you decide to move forward, Innovation Refunds merely shares in a percentage of the money that you actually receive from the government.

Time is of the essence. We all know that government funded programs are subject to change. As of today, you can obtain these funds but for how long remains uncertain. PPP, Restaurant Revitalization, and other funds ran out without notice. Don’t delay! Be sure to claim your spot in line and receive the funds rightfully owed to you.

We have a variety of business checking accounts designed to suit your needs. You can browse them here; then visit a branch to open yours today.

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1Subject to tax evaluation by Innovation Refunds. Pre-qualification is not a guarantee of approval.

Republic Bank of Chicago is not affiliated with Innovation Refunds and makes no representations or warranty as to the quality, accuracy, or reliability of Innovations Refunds website.