The SBA and the US Treasury have released a new forgiveness application for borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans less than $50,000. In addition to simplifying the application, a borrower can receive forgiveness for their loan even if they have laid off employees since receiving their PPP loan.
Subsequently, are PPP loans under 150K automatically forgiven?
Small Business Administration: PPP loan borrowers under $150K get forgiveness through new portal. The Small Business Administration has created an online portal that allows for direct loan forgiveness for borrowers of up to $150,000.
Hereof, how do I make sure my PPP loan is forgiven?
Use the following tips on how to make sure your PPP loan is forgiven to get started:
- Use it for eligible expenses.
- Keep your employee headcount up*
- Don’t reduce an employee’s wages by more than 25%*
- Document everything.
- Talk with your lender.
- Apply for loan forgiveness.
Is the 2021 PPP loan forgivable?
Unlike other SBA loans, PPP loans are designed to be partially or fully forgivable, meaning you won’t have to pay them back as long as you follow certain rules. … Business owners could get their loans forgiven if they used at least 60% of the money to cover payroll costs.
Whether you now take your first or second PPP loan, these loans will have the same terms as the original PPP loan. This means, like the first PPP loan, the second round of PPP loans will also be fully forgivable if you follow the forgiveness guidelines.
So my word of advice – unless you know for certain that you followed all the PPP guidelines and rules and will be fully forgiven under the original 8-week Covered Period (assuming you had a PPP loan prior to June 5th) then go with the 24-week period to be safe.
Specifically, for each new employee in 2020 and 2021, as well as each existing employee who was not paid more than the annualized equivalent of $100,000 in any pay period in 2019, the borrower must reduce the total forgiveness amount by the total dollar amount of the salary or wage reductions that are in excess of 25% …
The “60/40 split” is still in effect: To receive maximum loan forgiveness, borrowers must spend at least 60% of their loan on eligible payroll costs, and no more than 40% on eligible non-payroll costs. SBA wrote in an interim final rule: “At least 60% of the PPP loan proceeds shall be used for payroll costs.
There’s no automatic forgiveness for any loan amount. However, there is simplified forgiveness for PPP loans of $150,000 or less. If your PPP loan is $150,000 or less, use Form 3508S to apply for forgiveness. You’ll complete the one-page form and certify that you complied with the requirements of the program.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.