How Do I Qualify For Loan Forgiveness

How Do I Qualify For Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a one-page application form aimed at simplifying the application process to forgive Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as newly updated and revised 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 of funds for small businesses that want forgivable loans to help them to deal with the effects of economic collapse of the coronavirus epidemic. 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 procedure of applying for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions meant to encourage more bank loans by community banks, especially for minority-owned businesses that struggled to get loans in the past.

How Do I Qualify For Loan Forgiveness

Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs, stated that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the obligation to issue the one-page PPP form loan forgiveness within 24 hours of the date of enactment in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. This was on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also published more updated forms.”

First Draw PPP Terms of loan forgiveness

How Do I Qualify For Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans granted to eligible borrowers qualify for total loan forgiveness within the 8-to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement:

  • It’s the same for pay and benefits for employees.
  • The loan funds are used on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and
  • A minimum of 60% of the profits go towards payroll costs

Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Conditions

Second Draw PPP loans to eligible borrowers can be eligible for loan repayment when the loan is repaid within an 8– to 24 week period.

  • The First Draw PPP loan requires that the compensation and employee levels be maintained in an exact same way.
  • The proceeds of the loan can be used to pay payroll costs or other eligible expenses.
  • At least 60% of profits go towards payroll costs
  • When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness

Once all of the loan proceeds have been used the borrower is eligible to be forgiven. Borrowers can request forgiveness at any time up to the loan’s maturity date. If the borrower does not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the date of expiration of the covered period the PPP loan payments can not deferred any longer, and borrowers will begin making payment to their PPP lender.

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