PPP Loan Forgiveness—The Latest Ecommerce Update

It’s been a few months since we talked about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that many of you received earlier in the year. We have been monitoring the guidance issued by the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration (SBA) and trying to keep tabs on the “talk” that Congress may offer loan forgiveness for loans up to $150,000. With so much attention given to the election, not much has happened and we are still in a wait-and-see scenario.


SBA Approving Forgiveness Applications


There was a report early last month that the SBA had begun approving PPP forgiveness applications and remitting forgiveness payments to PPP lenders for PPP borrowers on October 2, 2020. SBA will continue to process all PPP forgiveness applications in an expeditious manner.


IFR Simplifies Forgiveness Processbusiness loans


They also created an Interim Final Rule (IFR) simplifying forgiveness for loans of $50,000 or less. The IFR streamlines the forgiveness process for these smaller loans because they will not be required to perform potentially complicated FTE or salary reduction calculations. Borrowers of $50,000 or less will still have to make some certifications and provide documentation to the lender for payroll and non-payroll costs. Please check with your lender if your loan amount was below $50,000.

Forms, Instructions and IFR

Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the instructions for completing the simpler loan forgiveness application.

Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.


We are still watching for any announcements in the coming weeks now that the election is over…or almost over.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your loans or how they are recorded as we approach year-end.

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Post Author Cyndi Thomason


Cyndi Thomason is founder and president of bookskeep, a U.S.-based accounting, bookkeeping, and advisory firm for ecommerce sellers worldwide. She has a passion for data analysis and process development. She uses that passion to educate her clients and help them structure their businesses to maximize profits.

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