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.
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