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.
Also question is, can I use 100% of my PPP loan for payroll?
The 60/40 rule states that 60% of your PPP loan must be used on payroll costs, and the remaining 40% can be used on other eligible expenses (rent, mortgage interest, utilities, etc.). However, as a self-employed worker, you can claim all 100% of your PPP loan as payroll under compensation replacement.
Likewise, people ask, how can I get my PPP loan forgiven as a sole proprietor?
PPP borrowers are eligible for forgiveness in an amount equal to the sum of their eligible expenses during their chosen 8-week to 24-week Covered Period. To be considered for full forgiveness, borrowers must use at least 60% of their loan proceeds on payroll costs.
Is PPP forgiveness taxable?
Under normal circumstances, forgiven loan amounts are generally taxable for federal income tax purposes, but the CARES Act, under section 1106(i) of the act, expressly excludes the forgiveness of PPP loans from federal gross income, and thus federal income tax.
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.
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% …
Include: The sum of gross salary, gross wages, gross tips, gross commissions, paid leave (vacation, family, medical or sick leave, not including leave covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act), and allowances for dismissal or separation paid or incurred during the Covered Period.
If you don’t apply for loan forgiveness, your loan payments will be deferred for 10 months after the end of your selected covered period (8 or 24 weeks, depending on your loan) No collateral or personal guarantees are required. The government and lenders are not allowed to charge you any fees for your loan.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU MISS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. If you don’t apply for loan forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of your covered period, you’ll be required to start making payments to your PPP lender at 1 percent interest, which started accruing when the loan was made.
For example, a borrower whose 24-week covered period ends on October 30, 2020 has until August 30, 2021 to apply for forgiveness before loan repayment begins.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may be eligible for loan forgiveness if the funds were used for eligible payroll costs, payments on business mortgage interest payments, rent, or utilities during either the 8- or 24-week period after disbursement.
For independent contractors, sole proprietors, and other self-employed workers, you can have eight weeks of your loan proceeds automatically forgiven as salary replacement. This should amount to 75% of your PPP loan, assuming you took the maximum amount available to you when you applied.