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Updated: New Paycheck Protection Program Payroll Reports

Posted On
4/7/2020
By
Caitlin Carragee

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Update, 8/7/20: As of August 8, the SBA will no longer be accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Learn about other small business financing options.

Update 8/5/2020: On August 4th, the U.S. Small Business Association published new Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness FAQs. Our teams are working to review this new guidance and we will continue to keep you updated on how this may impact the loan forgiveness process, what is required as part of your forgiveness application, and how to use our in-app tools to support your application.

Update 7/4/2020: On July 4, 2020, President Trump signed into law an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application deadline to August 8.  Looking to apply for a loan? Find an SBA-approved lender. If you’re not sure if PPP is the right approach for your small business, start your research with these resources: maximizing PPP loan forgiveness and explore other small business financing options.

Update 7/2/2020: The Paycheck Protection Program is currently not accepting applications for loans, as the deadline to have a loan approved. As of July 1, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed an extension of the application deadline to August 8. This now goes for President Trump's signature to become law. If you are planning to apply for a loan should the program reopen to new applications, get a head start: find an SBA-approved lender. While we await further news, you can learn more about maximizing PPP loan forgiveness and explore other small business financing options.

Update 6/30: As of June 30, 2020 applications for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program are closed. Looking for funding? Learn more about small business funding options that are still available.

Update, 6/22: SurePayroll customer? If you’re planning to apply for PPP loan forgiveness, you can now access an interactive forgiveness estimator and worksheet directly from your dashboard. Log in and click on the yellow banner to get started.

Update, 4/24/20: President Trump signed into law an additional allocation of funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on 4/24/20. The law authorizes an additional $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program, $50 billion to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and $10 billion for EIDL grants

Notably, $60 billion of the allocated funds have been set aside for community lenders, including state and federal credit unions.

To help you move quickly to access these funds, we’ve put together a quick start guide. Link to: https://www.surepayroll.com/resources/blog/ppp-quick-start

Update, 4/16/2020: The SBA announced on April 16, 2020 that the initial $349 billion authorization for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program has been exhausted. Here’s what you need to know.

Update, 4/10/2020: We know that navigating the various relief options can be a challenge. Jackson Lewis has published a flow chart to help businesses understand their eligibility and opportunity for forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Update, 4:00PM CT 4/7/20: We are staying on top of all regulatory developments and have updated SurePayroll’s Paycheck Protection Program payroll data report to remove employer social security and Medicare (FICA) from the final calculations, per the new guidance issued by SBA. The final calculations you see on the report screen are accurate per the guidance issued April 6, 2020.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on April 6, 2020, the Small Business Association (SBA) issued additional guidance for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Paycheck Protection Program loan program.

The new guidance clarified for the first time that employer-paid FICA (Social Security and Medicare) should not be included in the “payroll costs” calculation. 

If you’ve already applied for a PPP loan:

Borrowers who applied or have had a loan approved using the previous version of the SurePayroll Paycheck Protection Program Data Report do not need to take any action. The SBA guidance also provided a safe harbor for any borrower who has already applied for a loan based on the version of the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rule published April 2, 2020.

If you haven’t yet submitted your PPP loan application:

We have updated SurePayroll’s Paycheck Protection Program payroll data report to remove employer social security and Medicare (FICA) from the final calculations, per the new guidance issued by SBA. The final calculations you see on the report screen are accurate per the guidance issued April 6, 2020.

Rest assured that when it comes to understanding and supporting you in seeking relief through COVID-19 response legislation, we have your back. We will continue to provide updates to you as product updates and additional guidance are available.

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