Last week, the US Department of the Treasury announced in a letter to members of the US Senate that it will revise its initial guidance prohibiting employers from claiming the Worker Retention Tax Credit. That guidance disqualified employers from claiming the credit when paying for their workers’ health benefits but not providing wages. In response to a complaint sent to the IRS by several members of Congressional leadership in both branches, Treasury plans to revise its initial guidance. The credit, equal to up to 50% of employee wages, is available to businesses that are partly or completely prohibited from operating during the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury has now determined that employers still paying for health benefits, but not wages, can, if fact, use those expenses to qualify for the credit. For further questions, consult your accountant or tax counsel.