Paycheck Protection Program

PPP forgiveness guidance issued as Congress mulls changes

The SBA and Department of Treasury issued a pair of new interim final rules Friday for the Paycheck Protection Program. Meanwhile, bills in Congress could make major changes to two of the PPP’s most significant rules. Votes could come as early as this week.

SBA provides safe harbor for PPP loans under $2 million

The US Small Business Administration issued guidance stating that businesses that together with their affiliates accepted Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling less than $2 million will be assumed to have certified their loans in good faith.

AICPA challenging nondeductibility of PPP-related expenses

The IRS issued guidance clarifying that a deduction is disallowed for expenses for payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, and other interest on debt obligations to the extent they are being reimbursed by loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program.

AICPA makes PPP loan forgiveness recommendations

The AICPA issued a series of recommendations it would like to see the U.S. Small Business Administration adopt and issue as guidance for small businesses to use in calculating loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

SBA, Treasury ban use of RPA to submit PPP loans

Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration said they will no longer accept Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications prepared by robotic process automation (RPA) systems.

SBA addresses how to calculate PPP loans, other issues

Guidance from the US Small Business Administration on how to calculate Paycheck Protection Program loan amounts and other issues was provided in advance of the SBA’s resumption of accepting applications from participating lenders.

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