Navigating COVID-19 Legislation

A Quick Guide to Understand the Economic Relief Options Available to You

Businesses Can Get Loans to Retain Employees During COVID-19


As the coronavirus outbreak persists, small businesses and household employers face challenges unlike anything seen in recent history. Whether you’ve been forced to reduce staff, cease operations entirely, or are open but wondering what the next few months will bring, help is here.


Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid "Relief" and Economic Security (CARES) Act include financial relief for small businesses (some provisions are available to household

employers — note that Paycheck Protection Program loans are not) to help you stay open and retain employees during these trying times.

 

The legislation is complicated, and not all provisions can be used in combination if you plan to seek forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program loan. We recommend you consult your CPA or financial advisor to determine the best relief options for your business, and to prepare you for that conversation we’ve put together a guide to help you compare your options, which include:

FFCRA Credit
·       Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan
·       Expansion of the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
·       Employee Retention Credit
·       Payroll Tax Deferral

Download this guide to understand your options for eligibility, requirements, forgiveness, repayment and more.

 

As you work to navigate these unprecedented times, you need to take advantage of every opportunity available to you and your small business. One of these is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), designed to help eligible businesses stay open and keep employees on payroll by providing access to potentially forgivable loans. 

To access a PPP loan, you must work with an SBA-approved lender. We recommend our customers turn first to their established banking relationships. However, if your preferred lender is not offering these loans, or if you are having trouble finding an SBA-approved lender, you are not alone. Many of our customers are finding themselves in the same situation.

We want to provide you with every opportunity to gain access to these much-needed funds.

SurePayroll, through our parent company Paychex, has partnered with three leading funding marketplaces who can support you in finding a lender for your PPP loan application. Our goal is to help you in getting your application prepared and submitted as quickly as possible.

Biz2Credit, Lendio, and Fundera have established processes and dedicated lender networks to support the Paycheck Protection Program, which means when you work with them to find a lender for your PPP loan you can rest assured that:

  • The lenders you are matched with are ready and able to support PPP loan applications
  • The lenders you are matched with are accepting PPP loan applications from new borrowers (meaning you don’t need to have a pre-existing banking or credit relationship)
  • Your loan application materials will be pre-reviewed by their team of specialists to ensure that when your application is submitted to the lender it is complete per their requirements


[1] 1 Not available in RI, NV, ND, VT, and CA (Fundera Only). Clients in these states may connect directly with Biz2Credit, Fundera, and Lendio. In some cases, SurePayroll may receive compensation from an SBA-approved lender if you receive a PPP loan, subject to applicable laws.