The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a one-page application form that aims to simplify the application process to forgive Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as newly updated and revised forms to comply with the latest stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 relief package that Congress adopted last month revived the PPP with $284 billion in funding for small businesses seeking forgivable loans to help them deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation required that the SBA release simplified forms within the first 24 hours of the signing into law. This is to facilitate the application for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions to encourage banks in the community to lend more particularly to minority-owned businesses who were unable to obtain loans in the past.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs said that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the requirement to publish the one-page form for PPP loan forgiveness within 24 hours of the date of enactment in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. The article was posted on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also published the updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Conditions for loan forgiveness
Do You Have To Pay Back Ppp Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans made to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for complete loan forgiveness if they do so during the 8- to 24-week period after loan disbursement:
- It’s the same for pay and benefits for employees.
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses and other expenses that are eligible and
- At least 60% of the proceeds are used for the cost of payroll
Second Draw PPP Terms of Loan Forgiveness
Second Draw PPP loans made to eligible borrowers qualify for total loan forgiveness if they do so during the 8to 24 week covered period following the loan’s disbursement
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are maintained in the same way as required for the First Draw PPP loan
- The proceeds of the loan could be used to pay for the cost of payroll as well as other eligible expenses.
- At least 60% of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs
- How do I request loan forgiveness and the time to apply
A borrower can apply for forgiveness only after all loan proceeds for which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been utilized. Borrowers can request forgiveness at any time until the loan’s maturity date. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 month after the date they will be able to repay the loan are able to receive payment from their PPP lender.