U.S. House of Representatives Passes PPP Flexibility Act

By |2020-05-29T08:29:30-05:00May 29th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack Yesterday the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (by a vote of 417 to 1) which if approved by the Senate and signed by the President will make significant adjustments to the Paycheck Protection Program. Specifically the bill does the following: [...]

SBA Releases Additional Forgiveness Guidance

By |2020-05-23T09:37:38-05:00May 23rd, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack As the late nightly newscasts were running through their copy one last time before going on the air Friday evening, the SBA released more guidance to start your holiday weekend. Most of it was helpful. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Where there is both a reduction in wages and [...]

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

By |2020-05-19T08:09:32-05:00May 19th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack The SBA has released its first version of the application for loan forgiveness. You can download a copy of the application from our website by clicking here. The instructions for the application have provided some additional information on the forgiveness process and interpretation of expenses eligible for forgiveness. This is just the [...]

New PPP Eligibility Guidance Released by SBA

By |2020-05-13T13:57:20-05:00May 13th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack Less than an hour ago the SBA released “guidance” on the eligibility issue. Originally borrowers were given until May 7, 2020 to satisfy themselves that they met the standard that “current economic uncertainly makes this loan request necessary to support current operations…” SBA then extended the deadline to return funds with [...]

SBA Poised to Change PPP Eligibility Rules before May 14, 2020

By |2020-05-13T13:55:57-05:00May 11th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack Sometime before May 14, 2020 the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) will issue new rules which some Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers will have to act upon before the clock strikes midnight and the calendar turns to May 15, 2020. Specifically, the SBA will be speaking to whether borrowers needed their [...]

PPP Loans to Large Companies Cause Backlash & Questions

By |2020-05-11T09:32:23-05:00April 27th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack On April 23, 2020, the Department of Treasury announced that Ruth’s Chris Steak House was returning their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds and that further guidance would be released on qualification for the loan by large companies with adequate courses of liquidity to support the ongoing operations of a business. [...]

Loan Forgiveness Under Paycheck Protection Program Requires Attention to Detail

By |2020-05-11T09:32:37-05:00April 15th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack Now that you have submitted your application for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan and your financial institution has accepted the application, it’s time to start planning for spending the loan proceeds. In order for the “loan” to be forgiven, a borrower must spend the proceeds on eligible expenditures, which consist [...]

Q&A: Paycheck Protection of the CARES Act

By |2020-05-11T09:33:17-05:00March 30th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack Who is eligible for Paycheck Protection loans? Generally employers with fewer than 500 employees, independent contractors and certain not for profit entities are eligible for a Paycheck Protection loan. There are provisions that allow employers with multiple locations to consider each location as a separate eligible borrower. Is there a loan [...]

Paycheck Protection Provisions in the CARES Act

By |2020-05-11T09:33:35-05:00March 26th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

By: Scott Borsack One of the many relief provisions in the CARES Act attempts to allow employers to provide salary continuation benefits for employees while also allowing for the payment of interest on loans, rent and utility charges. The Act provides for loans to be made by financial institutions and the Small Business Administration [...]

Forgivable SBA Loans Included in CARES Act

By |2020-05-11T09:33:45-05:00March 26th, 2020|Business, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program|

The "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) was passed the U.S. Senate 96-0 on March 26, 2020. If passed by the House and signed by the President, the Senate Bill should give much added to relief to businesses with 500 employees or less. The Act will provide small businesses with forgivable [...]