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Take Your Time to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness

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With updates to PPP still being considered, taking your time to gather the data and information you need to maximize loan forgiveness requirements is important.

  • Be aware that lenders are still working on how to process applications. This includes developing technology tools such as “forgiveness portals” and other options.
  • Additionally, since borrowers now have 24 weeks to use their PPP money, up from the original 8, they have more time to take steps that will help them qualify for full loan forgiveness. Borrowers who received their loans before June 5, 2020, can choose either eight weeks or 24 weeks for their covered period. That increased flexibility in the time to use PPP funds can be important in maximizing loan forgiveness.
  • Payroll costs are a significant component of PPP forgiveness. Many are developing custom reports specifically to comply with PPP guidance. However, like lenders, they are waiting on final SBA and Treasury guidance so they can prepare the PPP-compliant reports borrowers will need. Borrowers aren’t required to make any loan payments before they apply for forgiveness or until 10 months after their covered loan period ends. Since payments aren’t due yet, there is less urgency to apply for forgiveness. Applying for forgiveness may be easier than clients expect.

PKS is monitoring the latest on the PPP and small business aid programs and can assist you with any questions.  


PKS & Company, P. A. is a full service accounting firm with offices in Salisbury, Ocean City and Lewes that provides traditional accounting services as well as specialized services in the areas of retirement plan audits and administration, medical practice consulting, estate and trust services, fraud and forensic services and payroll services and offers financial planning and investments through PKS Investment Advisors, LLC.

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