Congress Relaxes Several PPP Loan Requirements

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On June 3, 2020, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“Act”) which does exactly what it means to do: provide flexibility for PPP loan recipients. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law within the week.

The Act extends the “covered period” for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans from the original eight weeks to 24 weeks or December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. This extension provides much needed reprieve to small businesses who can utilize these funds to weather the economic effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic through 2020.

The Act also revises the limitations on how small businesses utilize their PPP loans. While the CARES Act originally required 75% of the PPP loan to be used for payroll costs, this number has now been reduced to 60%. This means that up to 40% of the PPP loan can be used to cover mortgage obligations, rent, and other covered utility payments.

The PPP loan payment deferral period has also been extended to align with the date on which the PPP loan’s forgiveness amount is remitted to the lender. This should provide more certainty to small businesses on their payback obligations, if any.

Recently, the Small Business Administration also released loan forgiveness applications to assist a business in calculating their loan forgiveness. While the SBA will likely revise it with the Act’s passing, small businesses should look at the application’s framework to prepare for submitting their loan forgiveness requests in the future.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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