You can apply for a PPP loan as a self-employed individual once applications open for the 1,800 qualified SBA lenders.
Then, can an independent contractor get a PPP loan and unemployment?
Yes, but proceed with caution. There is no restriction on receiving both benefits, but as a general rule you should not use your PPP loan to cover your own compensation while at the same time receiving unemployment benefits.
Secondly, can you get a PPP loan with a 1099?
Independent contractors can submit a PPP loan application through their bank or a lending marketplace. … 1099 employees are now eligible to apply for their own PPP loans through their banks or a loan marketplace.
Does a sole proprietor count as an employee for PPP?
Do we count as “employees” for a PPP loan? If you are the sole owners and staff of your business, you can still receive PPP loans and use them towards your payroll costs. You are an employee of your business, so you can use your loans to pay yourselves.
In the wake of the PPP Flexibility Act and new guidance from the SBA, the answer to that question is now yes: Assuming you will use a covered period of 24 weeks, you can use 2.5 months’ worth of 2019 net profit (up to $20,833) as owner compensation replacement.
The PPP limits compensation to an annualized salary of $100,000. For sole proprietors or independent contractors with no employees, the maximum possible PPP loan is therefore $20,833, and the entire amount is automatically eligible for forgiveness as owner compensation share.
Forty percent or less of the loan can go towards other eligible expenses, including business mortgage interest payments, business rent or lease payments, business utility payments, covered operations expenditures, covered property damage costs, covered supplier costs and covered worker protection expenditures.
In general, if the applicant or the owner of the applicant is the debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding, either at the time it submits the application or at any time before the loan is disbursed, the applicant is ineligible to receive a PPP loan.