Informing the Public

Recapture of Excess Employment Tax Credits Under the Families First Act and the CARES Act

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In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations pursuant to the regulatory authority granted under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary for reconciling advance payments of refundable employment tax credits provided under these acts and recapturing the benefit of the credits when necessary. These proposed regulations affect businesses and tax- exempt organizations that claim certain credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for qualifying sick and family leave wages and that claim certain employee retention credits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The text of those temporary regulations serves as the text of these proposed regulations.