The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a one-page application form designed to make it easier for applicants to complete the process of applying for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, together with updated and revised forms that meet the requirements of the most recent stimulus legislation.
Congress approved the COVID-19 relief plan last month, which provided $284 billion of funding to small businesses in need of loans. The funds were used to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It included a requirement for the SBA to issue simplified forms within the first 24 hours of the legislation being approved by the lawmaker to streamline the application process for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions that aim to increase the number of bank loans by community banks, specifically for minority-owned businesses that had trouble getting loans in the past.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs wrote that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the requirement to publish the one-page PPP form loan forgiveness within the first 24 hours from 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
Has Anyone Received Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans given to borrowers who are eligible can be granted full loan forgiveness if within the 8-to 24-week period after the disbursement of loan:
- It’s the same for compensation and employees.
- The proceeds of the loan can be used to pay payroll costs or other eligible expenses.
- At least 60% of proceeds are spent on payroll costs
Second Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms
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 loan payment:
- Pay and worker levels are maintained in the same manner in accordance with the First Draw PPP loan
- The loan proceeds are used on payroll expenses and other eligible expenses; and
- At least 60% of profits go towards expenses for payroll
- How do I request loan forgiveness and when to apply
A borrower can apply for forgiveness after all loan proceeds to which the borrower wants forgiveness have been used. Borrowers can request forgiveness at any time until the date of maturity. Borrowers who don’t request forgiveness within 10 months after the date they will be able to repay the loan are able to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.