The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a one-page form that makes it easier to apply for the cancellation of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form is also updated with new forms that are in line with the current stimulus law.
Congress approved the COVID-19 relief package last month, which provided $284 billion of funding for small-scale businesses who needed loans. The funds were used to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The law required that the SBA provide simplified forms within the first 24 hours of the legislation’s signing into law. This was done to facilitate the application for forgiveness. Additionally, it included conditions that encourage community banks 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 PPP form, which is one page long, for loan forgiveness within 24 hours of the date of the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. This was published on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released new forms.”
First Draw PPP Terms of loan forgiveness
Ffelp Student Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans made to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for complete loan forgiveness if they do so within the 8-to 24 week period that follows the disbursement of loan:
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are ensured
- The loan proceeds are spent on payroll expenses and other expenses that are eligible and
- At least 60% of funds go to payroll costs
Second Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms
Second Draw PPP loans to qualified customers are eligible for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8to 24-week period.
- Employee and compensation levels are maintained in the same way in accordance with the First Draw PPP loan
- The proceeds of the loan can be used to pay for expenses for payroll or other eligible expenses.
- A minimum of 60% of the profits go towards payroll costs
- How and when to apply for loan forgiveness
The borrower is eligible for forgiveness only after all loan proceeds to which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been used. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness at any time prior to the maturity date of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the date they will be able to repay the loan are able to receive loan payments from their PPP lender.