Friday the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Great news comes to us this week as the Treasury updated their FAQs on PPP regarding the Good Faith certification concerning the “need” for a PPP Loan. This FAQ provided much-needed clarity regarding those that accepted PPP funds and might now be second-guessing themselves with all the recent talk of audits of PPP loan requests, consideration of returning funds, etc.
You have a loan or an application pending – what’s the next step? One certainty is that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a challenging process for many businesses. Businesses are hung up in the application process, awaiting funds, or have received funding. Regardless, it’s time to plan for the next steps to ensure that whatever funds are received, the max is forgiven.