The U.S. Small Business Administration released a one-page form designed to make it easier for applicants to complete the application process to forgive Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as newly updated and revised forms to comply with the latest stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 aid package Congress passed last month revived the PPP with $284 billion in funds for small businesses that want forgiven loans to help deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. It included a requirement for the SBA to issue streamlined forms within 24 hours after the legislation was adopted to make the procedure of applying for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions that aim to increase the number of bank loans by community banks, specifically for minority-owned businesses who struggled to get loans in the past.
“The Small Business Administration met the requirement to issue the one page form for PPP loan forgiveness by 24 days after the date of the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” wrote Ed Zollars who is a partner of Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs, on his Current Federal Tax Developments blog for Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also issued more updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Terms of loan forgiveness
Ppp Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans granted to eligible borrowers qualify for complete loan forgiveness if they do so during the 8- to 24-week period after loan disbursement:
- Employee and compensation levels are maintained
- The loan proceeds are spent on payroll and other eligible expenses; and
- At least 60% of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Conditions
Second Draw PPP loans to qualified customers are eligible for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8to 24 week time frame.
- The First Draw PPP loan requires that the compensation and employee levels be maintained in an identical manner.
- The loan proceeds are used on payroll expenses and other eligible expenses; and
- A minimum of 60% of the profits go towards the cost of payroll
- How do I request loan forgiveness and when to apply
A borrower can apply for forgiveness once all loan proceeds for which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been utilized. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness any time up until the date of maturity of the loan. Borrowers who don’t request 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.