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PPP Safe Harbor Extended to May 18

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that in their most recent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an additional extension of the “safe harbor” deadline for recipients of PPP loans. PPP loan borrowers are now allowed to return the money to the government by May 18th, 2020 if the company determines they do not meet guidelines for certifying the necessity of the loan. This date was extended from May 14th by the SBA in an FAQs document released on May 13th, 2020.

As a reminder, in the May 13th FAQs #46, the SBA released guidance regarding how the organization will review borrowers’ required good-fair certification concerning the necessity of their loan request. For loans under $2 million, the SBA will assume there is economic need. For loans over $2 million, if the borrower repays the loan after receiving notification from the SBA that the borrow lacked adequate basis for the certification, the SBA will not pursue administrative enforcement or referrals to other agencies based on its determination so long as the PPP loan balance is repaid. Read more.>>

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If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Besler, MBA, CPA, Esq. at 774.512.9001, bbesler@nullaafcpa.comDan Stanhope, CPA, at 774.512.4134, dstanhope@nullaafcpa.com; or your AAFCPAs Partner.

About the Authors

Brittany Besler
Brittany possesses a unique combination of tax, legal, and business backgrounds, and is a valuable member of AAFCPAs’ Tax practice. She provides tax planning, research, and compliance solutions for corporations, partnerships, nonprofits, individuals, estates & trusts. Brittany advises businesses and individuals on various federal, state, local and foreign tax-related issues, including counseling clients on the consequences of new and updated tax laws. She assists clients in the creation of appropriate and optimal organizational structures, and advises on tax planning and tax exemption compliance. She advises newly-formed and well-established nonprofit clients on meeting compliance requirements of various government agencies, including the IRS rules on fundraising and political activities.
Daniel Stanhope CPA, MSA
Dan leads high-energy engagement teams in providing assurance solutions to clients across a wide variety of privately-held, commercial industries, including: Construction, Cannabis, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Architecture & Engineering, and Insurance. He offers detailed reports about audit findings and communicates business-critical information to management, positively impacting their decision making.