PPP Compliance and Application for Loan Forgiveness

The rules governing PPP Loan expenditures and calculation of loan forgiveness are complex. Notwithstanding subsequent regulations, questions remain and recent guidance indicates the Department of Treasury and SBA intend to closely scrutinize borrowers’ eligibility as well as whether loan proceeds were expended appropriately and entitled to forgiveness.

PPP borrowers should keep careful records to document: the COVID-19 Pandemic’s negative financial impact on their business; that every penny of loan proceeds was spent on allowable uses (payroll, rent, interest, and utilities); at least 75% of the loan was spent on payroll; the number of employees and their rates of pay before and during the covered loan period; and to maximize the PPP Loan Forgiveness amount.

Sign up below to download a copy of the Capes Sokol “Guide for the Paycheck Protection Program, Compliance Considerations, and Application for Loan Forgiveness” and gain access to the interactive guide on the Capes Sokol Learning Portal.

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How to Navigate your PPP Loan from Start to Finish

This Guide Covers Best Practices for:

  • Spending to Ensure Compliance and Maximize Forgiveness
  • Managing Employee Headcount and Salaries
  • Applying for Forgiveness

This course will address:

  1. Background of the CARES Act PPP Loan Program;
  2. How to Calculate your PPP Loan Period(s);
  3. Allowable Uses of the PPP Loan Proceeds;
  4. Excluded Uses of the PPP Loan Proceeds;
  5. Best Practices and Guidelines;
  6. Maximization of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Amount
  7. PPP Loan Certification Substantiation Steps and Potential Pitfalls;
  8. Post PPP Loan Forgiveness Period; and
  9. Outstanding Questions Currently Needing Guidance from the Government

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