The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a form of one page that simplifies the application for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form is also updated with new forms that are in line with the current stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 relief plan that Congress passed last month revived the PPP with $284 billion in funds for small businesses that want forgiveness loans to help them cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus epidemic. The package also mandated the SBA to issue simplified forms within 24 days of the bill being adopted to make the process of applying for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions meant to encourage more bank loans by community banks, especially for minority-owned businesses that were unable to obtain loans last year.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs wrote that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the requirement to issue the PPP form, which is one page long, for loan forgiveness within the first 24 hours from the date of enactment under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. The article was posted on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also issued additional updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Conditions for loan forgiveness
Are Ppp Loans Forgivable – First Draw PPP loans given to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for total loan forgiveness within the 8 to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement:
- Employee and compensation levels are ensured
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses as well as other expenses eligible for reimbursement; and
- At least 60% of the proceeds are used for the cost of payroll
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms
Second Draw PPP loans made to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for complete loan forgiveness, if within the 8to 24-week covered period following the loan’s disbursement
- The First Draw PPP loan requires that the employee and compensation levels be maintained in an identical manner.
- The loan proceeds could be used to pay payroll costs or other eligible expenses.
- At least 60% of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs
- How to apply for loan forgiveness , and when
After all loan funds have been utilized The borrower may apply to be forgiven. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness at any time prior until the date of maturity of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the expiration date of the loan will be able to receive loan payments from their PPP lender.