SBA announces streamlined forgiveness for small Payroll Protection Act loans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

The action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars, a release stated.

“The PPP has provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to American small businesses, providing critical economic relief and supporting more than 51 million jobs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “Today’s action streamlines the forgiveness process for PPP borrowers with loans of $50,000 or less and thousands of PPP lenders who worked around the clock to process loans quickly,” he continued. “We are committed to making the PPP forgiveness process as simple as possible while also protecting against fraud and misuse of funds. We continue to favor additional legislation to further simplify the forgiveness process.”

SBA and Treasury have also claim to have eased the burden on PPP lenders, allowing lenders to process forgiveness applications more swiftly.

SBA began approving PPP forgiveness applications and remitting forgiveness payments to PPP lenders for PPP borrowers on October 2.

Click here to view the simplerloan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the instructions for completing the simplerloan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simplerforgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.

New rules governing PPP loans has come under fire with the attorneys general of 12 states, including Delaware, sending a letter to the SBA seeking changes. (See below).

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