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PPP Forgiveness: What You Need to Know

It’s important to understand the instructions to fill out the PPP loan forgiveness application. While the current form will need to be updated based on the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, this application needs to be submitted to the PPP lender you are working with.

For additional background, per the SBA website, the loan forgiveness form includes instructions and guidance to help you understand the process, including:

  • Options to help you calculate payroll costs

  • Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the covered period

  • Step-by-step instructions for how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act

  • Implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction (based on rehiring by the deadline)

  • Exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for cases where you made a good-faith, written offer to rehire worker(s) that was declined

What is the new PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application?

The PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ is now available. This EZ form is much easier – there’s less documentation and fewer calculations required. You can download from the website or here: PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application. There is a checklist available to help you fill out your loan forgiveness application form. These instructions also provide guidance on the documents you will need to include when you submit Form 3508EZ – the actual loan forgiveness application. Be prepared! You can download these instructions directly from the website: SBA Loan Forgiveness Instructions.


Please note that this article is provided for informational purposes only. We are not lawyers and cannot provide legal or tax advice. This article represents our understanding of the situation at the time it was written. Please consult your legal and accounting experts, as well as government websites, and rely on them as the final authority. Learn more about PPP Loan Forgiveness in this video from EO Chicago member Parquesi Partners.

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