The U.S. Small Business Administration released a one-page form designed to make it easier for applicants to complete the application process for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, as well as newly revised and updated forms to comply with the most recent stimulus legislation.
Congress approved the COVID-19 relief package last month that included $284 billion of financing for small-scale businesses who needed loans. The money was intended to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation required that the SBA provide simplified forms within 24 hours after the bill’s passage into law. This is to make it easier to apply for forgiveness. Additionally, it included conditions that would encourage community banks to lend more particularly to minority-owned businesses that had difficulty getting loans last year.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs, said that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the obligation to issue the one-page form for PPP loan forgiveness within 24 hours of the date of enactment under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. This was published on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also published the updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Conditions for loan forgiveness
Strayer Student Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans granted to borrowers who are eligible can be granted total loan forgiveness within the 8-to 24 week period that follows loan disbursement:
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are maintained
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses and other eligible expenses; and
- At least 60% of profits are used to pay for payroll expenses
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms
Second Draw PPP loans for eligible customers are qualified for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8– 24-week time frame.
- The First Draw PPP loan requires that the compensation and employee levels are maintained in the identical manner.
- The loan funds are used on payroll costs and other expenses that are eligible and
- A minimum of 60% of the profits are used to pay for payroll expenses
- How do I apply for loan forgiveness and when to apply
The borrower is eligible for forgiveness only after the loan’s proceeds for which the borrower wants forgiveness have been utilized. Borrowers are able to apply for forgiveness any time up to the maturity date of the loan. If the borrower does not apply for forgiveness within 10 years of the last day of the period covered the PPP loan payments are no longer deferred and borrowers will begin making monthly payments to their PPP lender.