As of June 17, 2020, the Small Business Association (SBA), along with the Department of Treasury, has passed revisions to the loan forgiveness application under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 that was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.
The newly issued application forms and instructions are available in both a full and an EZ version. The EZ application is less intensive and requires fewer calculations and documentation for borrowers. If an applicant wants to use the EZ form, it must be able to answer at least one of the three questions on the face of the EZ Instructions in the affirmative. Both applications offer borrowers the choice to use the 8-week covered period if their loan was made before June 5, 2020, or an extended covered period of 24 weeks.
It is particularly important that eligible applicants for PPP loan forgiveness have available all the necessary documentation at the time of application. Late submission of documentation will disqualify an applicant for forgiveness.
These changes were made with the intention of increasing the efficiency and availability of full loan forgiveness for businesses.