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SBA and Treasury Announce New PPP EZ Forgiveness Application

ATLANTIC REGION  New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

Release Date: June 17, 2020                              

SBA and Treasury Announce New PPP EZ Forgiveness Application

Revised Full Forgiveness Applications Also Available

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, user-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, the SBA also published a new “EZ” version of the forgiveness application applying to borrowers who:

  • Are self-employed and have no employees; OR
  • Did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%, and did not reduce the number or hours of their employees; OR
  • Experienced reductions in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%

“This is great news for small businesses,” said SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger, who oversees agency operations in the Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions. “The EZ application requires fewer calculations and less documentation, which makes the process much less intimidating. I’m sure this will go a long way toward improving access and helping us distribute the remaining PPP appropriations to support small business owners and their employees.”

 

Details regarding the applicability of these provisions are available in the instructions to the new EZ application form.  Both applications give borrowers the option of using the original 8-week covered period (if their loan was made before June 5, 2020) or an extended 24-week covered period.  These changes will result in a more efficient process and make it easier for businesses to realize full forgiveness of their PPP loan.

 

Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application.

Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application.

 

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Matt Coleman

Regional Communications Director

U.S. Small Business Administration

Atlantic Region: New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

matthew.coleman@sba.gov | @SBAatlantic

 

For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, please visitwww.sba.gov/coronavirus and for information on all federal programs, visit www.usa.gov/coronavirus or www.gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Españo