The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a form of one page that simplifies the application for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form is also updated with new forms that are in line with the most recent stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 aid package Congress approved last month renewed the PPP with $284 billion in financing for small-scale businesses looking for forgiven loans to help deal with the financial fallout of the coronavirus epidemic. The law required that the SBA release simplified forms within 24 hours of the signing into law. This is to make it easier to apply for forgiveness. Additionally, it included conditions that encourage community banks to lend more particularly to minority-owned businesses who were unable to obtain loans last year.
“The Small Business Administration met the requirements to release the one page form for PPP loan forgiveness within 24 hours of the date of 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 published updated forms.”
First Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms
Student Loan Forgiveness Act Of 2022 – For eligible borrowers First Draw PPP loans can be suitable for loan forgiveness. This happens when the loan payment is made within an 8– to 24 week period.
- It’s the same for pay and benefits for employees.
- The loan funds are used on payroll expenses as well as other expenses eligible for reimbursement; and
- At least 60% of funds go to the cost of payroll
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Conditions
Second Draw PPP loans to eligible borrowers are eligible for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8to 24-week period.
- The levels of compensation and employee pay are maintained in the same manner in accordance with the First Draw PPP loan
- The loan funds are used on payroll and other eligible expenses; and
- A minimum of 60% of proceeds are used to pay for payroll expenses
- When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness?
The borrower is eligible for forgiveness after all loan proceeds for which the borrower wants forgiveness have been used. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness any time up until the date of maturity of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period and the loan is not renewed, PPP loan payments can no longer deferred and borrowers must make loan payments to their PPP lender.