On April 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury published a Q&A outlining how businesses of varying structures can calculate their payroll costs to determine the value of loans they are eligible to receive through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The guidance, formatted in a Q&A format, provides information and steps for a variety of small businesses including: self-employed with no employees; self-employed with employees; documentation  business owners will provided depending on how they report their income; how partnership should apply for PPP loans; how is the maximum PPP loan amount is calculated for S corporations and C corporations; how it is calculated for eligible nonprofit organizations, nonprofit religious institutions, veterans organizations, and tribal businesses; and what other documentation can be provided for the purpose of substantiating the applied-for PPP loan amount.

As noted by the guidance document: “The U.S. government will not challenge lender PPP actions that conform to this guidance and to the PPP Interim Final Rules and any subsequent rule making in effect at the time.”

TO READ THE FULL Q&A, click here.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for PPP loans or how to apply for one, contact a Reynolds + Rowella advisor.


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