The U.S. Small Business Administration released a one-page form that aims to simplify the process of applying for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, along with newly revised and updated forms to conform to the requirements of the most recent stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 relief package that Congress adopted last month revived the PPP with $284 billion in funds for small businesses that want forgiven loans to help to deal with the effects of economic collapse of the coronavirus epidemic. The package also mandated the SBA to issue streamlined forms within the first 24 hours of the bill being adopted to make the process of applying for forgiveness. It also included conditions meant to encourage more loans from community banks, particularly for minority-owned businesses who were unable to obtain loans last year.
“The Small Business Administration met the requirements to release the one-page form for the forgiveness of PPP loans by 24 days after the date of enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” wrote Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs on his Current Federal Tax Developments blog for Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released additional updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Terms of loan forgiveness
Florida Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness Program – First Draw PPP loans granted to eligible borrowers qualify for complete loan forgiveness if they do so during the 8- to 24-week covered period following the loan’s disbursement
- The same goes for the pay and benefits for employees.
- The loan proceeds are spent on payroll and other eligible expenses; and
- At least 60% of proceeds go to payroll costs
Second Draw PPP Terms of Loan Forgiveness
Second Draw PPP loans for eligible borrowers can be qualified for loan forgiveness when the loan is paid within an 8– 24 week period.
- Employee and compensation levels are kept in the same way as required for the First Draw PPP loan
- The proceeds of the loan can be used to pay for the cost of payroll as well as other eligible expenses.
- At least 60% of profits go towards payroll costs
- How to apply for loan forgiveness and when
The borrower is eligible for forgiveness after the loan’s proceeds for which the borrower wants forgiveness have been utilized. Borrowers can request forgiveness at any time up to the date at which the loan matures. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the date they will be able to repay the loan are eligible to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.