On Friday, the SBA published its Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, which includes instructions for completing the application.  The application can be found here.  Of note, the application contains further information with respect to the timing of paying and incurring payroll costs as that relates to calculating the amount eligible for forgiveness.  Additionally, the […]

This morning, the SBA issued much anticipated additional guidance with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program’s repayment safe harbor.  The new guidance provides significant clarity with respect to how the SBA will evaluate whether a borrower made the following certification in good faith when submitting its loan application: “Current economic uncertainty makes this loan request […]

An additional amount of $310 billion has been added to the Paycheck Protection Program bringing the total amount allocated for potentially forgivable PPP Loans to $659 billion, and an additional amount of $10 billion has been added to the emergency EIDL grant fund bringing the total amount allocated for such EID Loans to $20 billion. […]

On April 6, the SBA updated its Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions, which provides much needed guidance to borrowers and lenders. Many important questions were answered, including these two listed in italics: Question: The CARES Act excludes from the definition of payroll costs any employee compensation in excess of an annual salary of […]

On the night of April 2, 2020, the SBA issued additional guidance with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program.  The guidelines, referred to as the Interim Final Rule, can be found here.  While the Rule reiterates many of the things we previously reported on, here are some of the key new takeaways: Borrowers SHOULD NOT […]

On March 31, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance follows the passage of the CARES Act, and the guidance includes the PPP loan application, which can be found here on the U.S. Department of the Treasury website, along with information sheets for borrowers and lenders. […]

Applications for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are now available. The application can be found here. The completed application and  the required documentation should be submitted to an approved lender as soon as possible and prior to June 30, 2020. The Small Business Administration also provided additional information regarding PPP loans: Any loan […]

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will pay (and relieve the borrower of any obligation to pay) the principal, interest, and any associated fees that are owed on certain existing SBA 7(a) loans for a six-month period starting on the next payment due date. Loans currently in deferment would be entitled to an additional six months […]

The CARES Act allows small businesses to receive forgivable loans of up to $10,000,000 to be used for payroll, rent, health benefits, retirement benefits, utilities and other expenses. This article summarizes the key provisions relating to the forgivable loan program, including the eligibility, use, and forgiveness requirements. On March 27, 2020,  President Trump signed the […]

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus As part of the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30,000,000 small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to […]

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