Pros And Cons Of Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Pros And Cons Of Forgiving Student Loan Debt

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a one-page application form aimed at simplifying the process of applying for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as newly revised and updated forms to conform to the requirements of the latest stimulus legislation. 

Congress approved the COVID-19 relief package last month, which provided $284 billion of funding to small businesses in need of loans. This money was used to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The legislation required that the SBA release simplified forms within 24 hours of the legislation’s signing into law. This was to make it easier to apply for forgiveness. It also included conditions to encourage community banks to make more loans specifically to minority-owned companies that had difficulty getting loans last year.

Pros And Cons Of Forgiving Student Loan Debt

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

Terms for forgiveness for the initial draw of PPP loans

Pros And Cons Of Forgiving Student Loan Debt – First Draw PPP loans given to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for total loan forgiveness within the 8-to 24-week period after the loan’s disbursement

  • This is also true for compensation and employees.
  • The proceeds of the loan can be used to pay for payroll costs or other expenses that are eligible.
  • A minimum of 60% of profits are used for the cost of payroll

Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Conditions

Second Draw PPP loans made to eligible borrowers qualify for complete loan forgiveness, if within the 8– to 24-week duration following the loan’s disbursement

  • The First Draw PPP loan requires that the employee and the compensation levels be maintained in the identical manner.
  • The loan funds could be used to pay payroll costs or other expenses that are eligible.
  • A minimum of 60% of the profits are used for the cost of payroll
  • When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness?

When all of the loan funds have been utilized, a borrower can apply to be forgiven. Borrowers are able to apply for forgiveness at any time prior until the date of maturity of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the date of expiration of the time period that was covered, then PPP loan payments can no longer deferred, and borrowers will begin making payment to their PPP lender.

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