12.23.2020Stimulus – Implications for Recipients of PPP and EIDL AdvancesLate Monday evening, Congress passed a $900 billion stimulus bill that, among other things, includes some continuation of relief (albeit on a modified basis) for individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, adds additional categories of allowable expenses under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), and tackles the prior determination of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that precluded recipients of PPP loans from taking deductions for expenses that were paid for with PPP loans and results in forgiveness.
08.06.2020Separate PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs Now ReleasedThe Small Business Administration (in consultation with the Department of the Treasury) has issued a separate set of FAQs to deal with the forgiveness component of the Paycheck Protection Program.
06.24.2020Paycheck Protection Program: More Interim Rules Issued by SBAOn June 22, 2020, the SBA issued another set of interim final rules to conform earlier issued rules with the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”). Specifically, these rules revise the interim final rules issued on June 1, 2020 regarding loan forgiveness and the SBA’s loan review procedures.
06.11.2020Paycheck Protection Program: New Interim Final RulePlease note that another set of interim final rules has been released, amending the first interim rules, for the Paycheck Protection Program, to reflect modifications effected by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 enacted on June 5, 2020.
05.17.2020Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Form Finally Released!The Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, which sheds further light into how borrowers may seek, and obtain, forgiveness of their Paycheck Protection Program loans. In addition to worksheets that calculate eligible forgiveness amounts, the loan application and its accompanying instructions clarify a few prior unknowns (mysteries).
04.24.2020COVID-19 Payroll Protection Update: SBA Adds Liquidity Requirement to QualifyAnnouncement – The Treasury Department updated its FAQS regarding the economic uncertainty and need certification to be made by PPP applicants/borrowers, requiring that borrowers take into account their current business activity and their ability to access other sources of liquidity sufficient to support their ongoing operations.