SBA and Treasury Announce New Simplified Application for the Paycheck Protection Program Loans less than $50,000.
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application that applies to borrowers that:
- Are self-employed and have no employees; OR
- Did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%, and did not reduce the number or hours of their employees; OR
- Experienced reductions in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19, and did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%.
The EZ application requires fewer calculations and less documentation for eligible borrowers. Details regarding the applicability of these provisions are available in the instructions to the new EZ application form.
Both applications give borrowers the option of using the original 8-week covered period (if their loan was made before June 5, 2020) or an extended 24-week covered period. These changes will result in a more efficient process and make it easier for businesses to realize full forgiveness of their PPP loan.
Click here to view the Checklist.
Click here to view the E-Z Application.
Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application.
For assistance or questions, we would ask that you contact your local Citizens Bank Banking Center CEO or Citizens Bank Gladewater CEO Luke Kimbrough via email or by phone at 903-845-5566. Luke will make certain that you are put in contact with the right lender to assist you with your application.
Learn more at treasury.gov/cares.