Delays in ERC refunds are present. Refunds to employers who are claiming the credit could take a while to arrive. Although the IRS has stated that it is striving to reduce the backlog of applications and process ERTC refund claims more quickly, it is not yet known How long does the ERC credit take in terms of refund delays? Additionally, the IRS is dealing with a manpower shortfall, just like the private sector. Employers should prepare for delays in the interim by being aware of the possibilities.