The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a one-page form that simplifies the application for the cancellation of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form also contains newly updated forms that are in line with the latest stimulus law.
Congress approved the COVID-19 relief plan last month that included $284 billion of financing for small-scale businesses who needed loans. The funds were used to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The package also mandated the SBA to issue simplified forms within 24 days of the bill being signed into law to simplify the process of applying for forgiveness. It also included conditions designed to facilitate more bank loans by community banks, particularly for minority-owned businesses who struggled to get loans in the past.
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 from the date of enactment under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. This was on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released more updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Npr – For those who qualify First Draw PPP loans can be eligible to forgive loans. This is if the loan disbursement occurs within an 8 to 24-week timeframe.
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are ensured
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses and other expenses that are eligible and
- A minimum of 60% of the profits go towards payroll costs
Second Draw PPP Conditions for loan forgiveness
Second Draw PPP loans for eligible customers are qualified for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8to 24 week time frame.
- The First Draw PPP loan requires that the employee and compensation levels be maintained in an identical manner.
- The loan funds are used on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and
- At least 60% of the profits are spent on payroll costs
- How and when to apply for loan forgiveness
When all of the loan funds have been utilized, a borrower can apply to be granted forgiveness. The borrower can request forgiveness anytime up until the date of maturity of the loan. Borrowers who do not request forgiveness within 10 month of the end date of the loan are eligible to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.