The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a form of one page which makes it simpler to request forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form is also updated with new forms that are in line with the most recent stimulus law.
The COVID-19 relief plan that Congress approved last month renewed the PPP with $284 billion in funding for small businesses seeking forgivable loans to help them to deal with the effects of economic collapse of the coronavirus epidemic. It also included a requirement that the SBA to issue simplified forms within 24 days of the legislation being signed into law to simplify the procedure of applying for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions that aim to increase the number of loans from community banks, specifically for minority-owned businesses that had trouble getting loans last year.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs, stated that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the requirement to publish the one-page PPP form loan forgiveness within 24 days 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 new forms.”
Terms for forgiveness for the initial draw of PPP loans
Loan Forgiveness For Navient – For eligible borrowers, First Draw PPP loans are qualified for loan forgiveness. This applies if the loan disbursement occurs within an 8 to 24-week timeframe.
- It’s the same for pay and benefits for employees.
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses as well as other expenses eligible for reimbursement; and
- A minimum of 60% of the proceeds go to expenses for payroll
Second Draw PPP Terms of Loan Forgiveness
Second Draw PPP loans to eligible borrowers are eligible for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8to 24-week time frame.
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are kept in the same way as required for the First Draw PPP loan
- The loan proceeds are spent on payroll as well as other eligible expenses and
- At least 60% of proceeds are spent on payroll costs
- How and when to apply for loan forgiveness
When all of the loan funds have been utilized the borrower is eligible to be forgiven. The borrower can request forgiveness anytime up to the maturity date of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the end date of the loan are eligible to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.