Clarifications on the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

This past weekend the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the loan forgiveness application for borrowers who received funds under a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. We are still anticipating formal guidance to be issued in the next few days from the SBA, but the application form itself provides some answers to questions we have been tackling in recent days.

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An Important Update on Returning PPP Loan Funds

We recently addressed the question, “do I need to consider returning my PPP loan funds?”. The SBA had provided guidance that if any borrower returns their funds by May 14, the borrower will have been deemed to make their PPP loan certification in good faith. However, today on May 13, the SBA has issued additional guidance regarding the good faith certification.

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Here Comes the Math: Download PPP Loan Forgiveness Templates

UPDATED: It’s now time to start tracking your use of the funds to determine the amount to be forgiven. To aid you in this process, we’ve prepared a few Excel workbooks which you can download by clicking the link below. Each workbook contains instructions, the loan forgiveness calculator, determination of your FTE (full time equivalent), actual tracking of costs template, a certification template and two examples so you can “see the math” in action.

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Payroll Tax Deferral: More Relief for Employers and Self-Employed

We have been providing you many updates during the COVID-19 pandemic, with most centered around the Payroll Protection Plan and loan forgiveness. And rightly so! The prospect of tax-free funds to businesses is an extraordinary benefit. However, there is another provision available to employers and the self-employed that has not received as much attention: the deferral of employment tax deposits and payments.

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I’ve Received My PPP Funds, Now What?

Congratulations on receiving your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds! You and your bank have worked hard to ensure that you have the funds available to maintain payroll and operations for the next eight weeks. But the hard work is far from over. And you’re likely asking, “What do I do now to qualify for loan forgiveness?”

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Additional Guidance on the PPP Loan Application Process

On April 6, 2020, The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of Treasury, issued additional guidance and clarifications on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Below is an overview of these clarifications. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 630-953-4900.

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Your Top 3 Questions About the PPP Loan Application Process Answered

On Friday, April 3, 2020 many financial institutions began accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. With guidance for the program still being issued late last week, we received many questions regarding eligibility, computation and documentation.

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Top 5 Tax Provisions of the CARES Act

With the ink barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, there have already been several hot topics surrounding the benefits it provides. Below are the top 5 tax provisions that we believe will be most impactful to our clients. You are welcome to listen to these key points in podcast format and then scroll down to read more details for each topic.

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