M&A: Considerations for PPP Loans

Do you have a business that received a PPP loan and now you are considering a change in ownership, like a sale, purchase of a competitor or even adding a new partner? There are several different things that need to be considered before any transaction in order to preserve your ability to get PPP loan forgiveness. Here are the questions you should be asking before you sign on the dotted line.

Latest PPP FAQ Document Provides Clarity on Some Aspects of Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ on Aug. 4 in an effort to address PPP loan forgiveness issues that have arisen as borrowers begin to complete their applications. The 23 FAQs address various aspects of PPP forgiveness including general loan forgiveness, payroll costs, non-payroll costs, and[ … ]

SBA Issues Update First PPP Interim Final Rule Following PPP Flexibility Act

On June 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an updated interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in response to the PPP Flexibility Act passed on June 5, 2020. The updated guidance accounts for revisions made to the covered period, usage of funds changes, extended safe harbors, and more. Here is[ … ]

Best Practices for Organizing the PPP Loan Accounting Process

I received my Paycheck Protection Program Loan. Now what do I do? Many of our clients have received their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan and are asking us for procedures on accounting for the loan, maintaining the documentation, and navigating all the related twists and turns involved with the program’s requirements and ultimate loan forgiveness.[ … ]

SBA issues new guidance on PPP loan necessity certification

There have been many questions regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the borrowers’ required good-faith certification concerning loan necessity. Concerns over the possible ramifications of applying for the loan and then having the Small Business Association (SBA) evaluate the certification after the fact have been front and center in the national dialogue. Today, the[ … ]

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness

Updated Information – 5/13/2020 SBA issues new guidance on PPP loan necessity certification The CARES Act includes loan forgiveness provisions for loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The exact details are not yet clear. However, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has promised clarification of the forgiveness provisions at a future date. This Q&A[ … ]

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the President signed H.R. 748, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020. The Act includes a new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that seeks to provide short-term cash flow through federally guaranteed loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. These loans will[ … ]

Financial Assistance for Small Businesses – SBA Loans

On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides for emergency supplemental appropriations in the amount of $8.3 billion to address issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As part of this Act, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) was authorized to provide disaster assistance loans on a state-by-state basis.[ … ]