For SBA/PPP Loan amounts greater than $50,000

Business Loan Assistance

We are pleased to assist you on the loan forgiveness step of the SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP).   As you know, the PPP allows for all or a portion of the loan and accrued interest to be forgiven if the proceeds are used for eligible payroll and certain non-payroll costs.  

On June 16, 2020, the SBA, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released a revised PPP loan forgiveness application (“Application”) which implements the changes from the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to a revised full Application, the SBA has issued an abbreviated “EZ” Application which simplifies the process for certain borrowers.

As a result of these releases, we are now accepting Applications for loan forgiveness.

For PPP loan amounts greater than $50,000:

Links to the FULL and EZ Applications and instructions can be found below:

Did not reduce staff total full-time equivalent (FTE) by 25% AND you did not reduce total salary expense by 25% then:

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – Form EZ Instructions

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – Form EZ Application

Reduced staff total full-time equivalent (FTE) by 25% AND you reduced total salary expense by 25% then:

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – Full Form Instructions (Revised June 16, 2020)

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – Full Form Application (Revised June 16, 2020)

If you need assistance completing the Application, we recommend contacting your accounting or tax advisor.  As always, you may contact your Bank relationship officer with any questions.

To begin the process, we recommend that you print a copy of the relevant Application and instructions.  Please read the instructions thoroughly, and work through the entire Application before beginning the submission process outlined below.

In order to expedite the processing of your Application, we strongly encourage that you submit your Application using the Bank’s online process.  While the Bank will accept email or paper Applications, these are not preferred methods and may delay the processing of your Application. 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Before starting the online process, we recommend that you have all of the information required in the Application, including all supporting documentation.  A list of the potential items needed for your Application can be found here.  Once you begin the application process, you will have the option to save your work and resume at a later time.

There are three options to submit your Application online:

Option 1:  Automated FULL Application and Submission

Complete Option 1

Option 1 is for the FULL Application that was revised June 16, 2020 and may be used for either an 8- or 24-week Covered Period.  Features include:

  • Online data entry form
  • Autofill of Application pages required to be submitted, including calculations
  • E-signature capability
  • Direct submission of your Application
  • Upload link for all supporting documents

This online tool including calculations is provided for your convenience.  Each Applicant is responsible for double-checking and certifying all calculations including the loan forgiveness amount.

Option 2:  Automated EZ Application and Submission

Complete Option 2

The EZ Application simplifies the process but does not change the requirement to submit documentation to support eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses.  The EZ Application may be used for either an 8- or 24-week Covered Period and is generally available to borrowers who are either:

(1)  self-employed with no employees; or

(2)  can certify they have not reduced the number of FTE employees AND have not reduced salaries or wages for any of their employees by more than 25%; or

(3) can certify they have experienced a reduction in business activity as a result of federal health directives related to COVID-19 AND have not reduced salaries or wages for any of their employees by more than 25%.   

Features include:

  • Online data entry form
  • Autofill of EZ Application pages required to be submitted, including calculations
  • E-signature capability
  • Direct submission of your EZ Application
  • Upload link for all supporting documents

This online tool including calculations is provided for your convenience.  Each Applicant is responsible for double-checking and certifying all calculations including the loan forgiveness amount.

Option 3:  Submission of Already Completed Application

Complete Option 3

Option 3 may be used to submit either the FULL, EZ or SIMPLE Application.  The process includes: 

  • Uploading your already completed Application (in PDF)
  • Uploading all supporting documents

Upon submission through any of the above options, you will receive an email confirmation that your Application has been received.  Processing time will be dependent on the volume of Applications received by the Bank.  The CARES Act allows the Bank 60 days to make decision on the loan forgiveness amount once a complete Application has been received.  The amount of loan forgiveness is not final until approved by both the Bank and the SBA. 

The Bank has retained a third-party to assist in processing your Application.  You may receive emails from PPPLoanTeam@ProBank.com requesting additional information and/or clarification.  To ensure emails do not end up in your Spam or Junk folder you may want to add the domain name (probank.com) and the above email address to your “Approved Senders List” (also known as “white-listing”).

 

Application Tips for All Borrowers

We recommend the following tips for ALL borrowers submitting loan forgiveness applications:

  • Select a 24-week Covered Period – by doing so, this allows you to include more costs.  Applications may be submitted at anytime prior to 24 weeks but you should still input 24 weeks as your Covered Period.  In addition, owners can receive the full 2.5 months of their 2019 income (up to $20,833) if the 24-week Covered Period is selected
  • Start with Payroll Costs – if your payroll costs exceed your loan amount you do not need to include other nonpayroll costs.  In addition, if cash compensation exceeds your loan amount you do not need to include health insurance or retirement costs
  • Provide Owner Tax Returns – all owners who are included in payroll costs must provide 2019 tax documents (W-2, Schedule C, K-1, etc.)  
  • Provide Complete Payroll Documentation – payroll must be supported by the following documents for the Covered Period:
    • Forms 941 for each quarter in 2020
    • Third-party payroll report OR 
    • Internal payroll report plus bank statements validating payment of payroll
  • Provide Complete Documentation for All Other Costs – generally all other costs need to be supported by:

    • invoices, receipts AND validation of payment (bank statements, cancelled checks, etc.)
    • Mortgage, rent, lease and utility payments must also include documentation that the obligation was in existence prior to February 15, 2020 (bank statements, cancelled checks, lease agreements, etc.)

 

 

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