The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a form of one page that simplifies the application for the cancellation of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The form also contains newly 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 to small businesses that needed loans. The funds were used to reduce the economic burden of the coronavirus epidemic. It included a requirement for the SBA to issue simplified forms within 24 hours after the legislation was signed into law to simplify the application process for forgiveness, along with conditions meant to encourage more loans from community banks, specifically for minority-owned companies that had trouble getting loans in the past.
Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs and stated that the Small Business Administration fulfilled the requirement to publish the one-page form for PPP loan forgiveness within the first 24 hours from the date of the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20,21. This was published on the Current Federal Tax Developments blog of Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also released additional updated forms.”
Forgiveness terms in the initial draw of PPP loans
Student Loan Forgiveness Disability – First Draw PPP loans granted to eligible borrowers qualify for complete loan forgiveness if they do so within the 8 to 24-week period after loan disbursement:
- The same goes for the compensation and employees.
- The loan proceeds are used on payroll expenses and other expenses that are eligible and
- A minimum of 60% of profits are used to pay for payroll expenses
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness The terms
Second Draw PPP loans given to borrowers who are eligible can be granted total loan forgiveness if they do so during the 8to 24-week duration following loan disbursement:
- The First Draw PPP loan requires that the employee and compensation levels be maintained in the identical manner.
- The loan proceeds can be used to pay expenses for payroll or other eligible expenses.
- A minimum of 60% of the profits are used to pay for payroll expenses
- What is the best time to apply for loan forgiveness
A borrower may apply for forgiveness once all loan proceeds for which the borrower has applied for forgiveness have been utilized. The borrower can apply for forgiveness at any time until the date at which the loan matures. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the end date of the loan are able to receive payment from their PPP lender.