State Employee Loan Forgiveness Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a one-page form that simplifies the application for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form also contains newly updated forms that are in line with the latest stimulus legislation. 

Congress approved the COVID-19 relief package last month, which included $284 billion of financing for small-scale businesses who needed loans. This money was used to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. It also included a requirement that the SBA to issue simplified forms within 24 days after the legislation was signed into law to simplify the process of applying for forgiveness. It also included conditions that aim to increase the number of bank loans by community banks, especially for minority-owned companies that had trouble getting loans in the past.

State Employee Loan Forgiveness Program

“The Small Business Administration met the requirements to release the one-page form for the forgiveness of PPP loans within 24 days of the date of enactment the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” wrote Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs on his Current Federal Tax Developments blog for Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released more updated forms.”

First Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms

State Employee Loan Forgiveness Program – 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 loan disbursement:

  • It’s the same for compensation and employees.
  • The loan proceeds can be used to cover expenses for payroll or other eligible expenses.
  • A minimum of 60% of the proceeds go to expenses for payroll

Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

Second Draw PPP loans made to borrowers who meet the criteria are eligible for full loan forgiveness if during the 8to 24 week duration following loan disbursement:

  • Pay and worker levels are kept in the same way as is required for the First Draw PPP loan
  • The loan proceeds are spent on payroll and other expenses that are eligible and
  • Minimum 60% of funds go to the cost of payroll
  • When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness

The borrower is eligible for forgiveness after the loan’s proceeds for which the borrower has applied for forgiveness have been used. Borrowers may apply for forgiveness at any point up to the date at which the loan matures. Borrowers who do not request forgiveness within 10 months of the end date of the loan are able to receive loan payments from their PPP lender.

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