News Providers’ Council urges House Ways and Means Committee to extend Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Providers’ Council and the Massachusetts Nonprofits Network (MNN) sent a joint letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, urging Chairman Richard Neal to extend and expand the the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

In the letter, Council President and CEO Michael Weekes and MNN CEO Jim Klocke argued that the ERTC is an item charitable nonprofits urgently need to continue to perform their vital work for people in the Commonwealth and throughout the country.

“Nationwide, job losses in the nonprofit sector still exceed half a million. The ERTC has allowed nonprofits to retain staff and, with the extension through the fourth quarter enacted in the American Rescue Plan Act, enabled charitable organizations to plan ahead and reopen for the fall to address educational, cultural, and direct services needs,” Weekes and Klocke wrote. “Taking away the ERTC before the end of the year will absolutely lead to layoffs and a reduction of vital services our fellow residents need.”

To read the full letter, click here.

The Providers’ Council and MNN collectively represent more than 800 nonprofits in the Commonwealth. Our members reflect the breadth of the Massachusetts nonprofit community, from arts and cultural organizations and environmental groups to faith-based charities, essential human service providers, and more.

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