In order to qualify for the ERTC your business had to have been affected in one of two ways.
A decline in gross receipts over a declared quarter. Over any declared quarter in 2020, a decline of 50% or more must be shown to claim the credit; however the credit is capped at $5,000 for the year. In 2021 the credit was expanded for businesses who only experienced a 20% reduction in revenue. For each individual quarter in 2021 businesses can be eligible for up to $7,000 in credits per employee.
Either a “Complete or Partial” Closure of your business. All across the United States, local government restrictions and mandates were put into place; social distancing, being compelled to work from home, or even the closure of your business in its entirety