The Paycheck Protection Program has issued over $798 billion in loans since its inception in April 2020. Presently, only about half of that amount has been forgiven by the SBA. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness any time up to the maturity date of the loan. However, if borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period, then PPP loan payments are no longer deferred, and borrowers will begin making payments to their PPP lender.
What Does this Mean?
Many borrowers applied and received a PPP loan in Spring 2020, which means a significant number of PPP loans will require payments to start this July or August if an application for forgiveness has not been submitted. There are three different loan forgiveness applications that are available for borrowers: SBA Form 3508, SBA Form 3508EZ, and SBA Form 3508S. Borrowers who meet specific requirements are allowed to use the shortened versions of the application. In addition to these applications, the SBA recently announced that it will launch a new application portal allowing borrowers with loans of $150,000 or less to apply for forgiveness directly with the agency instead of having to go through their lender.
If you need assistance, WCS is here to provide guidance and support as you navigate through the PPP loan forgiveness process. Please contact Brianne Baccaro Norris to arrange a time to discuss assistance with completion of these forms.