The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a single-page form aimed at simplifying the application process for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, together with updated and revised forms that conform to the requirements of the latest stimulus legislation.
Congress approved the COVID-19 relief package last month and provided $284 billion of funding to small businesses that needed loans. This money was used to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. It included a requirement for the SBA to issue streamlined forms within 24 days of the legislation being adopted to make the application process for forgiveness. It also included conditions that aim to increase the number of bank loans by community banks, specifically for minority-owned companies 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 issue the PPP form, which is one page long, for loan forgiveness within the first 24 hours from the date of enactment under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. The article was posted on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms
One File Student Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans made to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for full loan forgiveness if within the 8-to 24-week covered period following the loan’s disbursement
- Employee and compensation levels are kept at a constant level.
- The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other expenses that are eligible and
- A minimum of 60% of the funds go to expenses for payroll
Second Draw PPP Terms of Loan Forgiveness
Second Draw PPP loans to qualified borrowers can be eligible for loan repayment when the loan is repaid within an 8– to 24 week period.
- Employee and compensation levels are kept in the same way as required for the First Draw PPP loan
- The loan funds can be used to pay for payroll costs or other eligible expenses.
- At least 60% of profits go towards the cost of payroll
- When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness
Once all of the loan proceeds have been used The borrower may apply for forgiveness. Borrowers can request forgiveness at any time until the date at which the loan matures. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 month after the date they will be able to repay the loan will be able to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.