PPP Loan Forgiveness Form

Paycheck Protection Program OMB Control Number 3245-0407 Loan Forgiveness Application Expiration Date: 10/31/2020 

SBA Form 3508 (05/20) Page 1 

 

LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR BORROWERS 

To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you (the Borrower) must complete this application as directed in these instructions, and submit it to your Lender (or the Lender that is servicing your loan). Borrowers may also complete this application electronically through their Lender. 

This application has the following components: (1) the PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculation Form; (2) PPP Schedule A; (3) the PPP Schedule A Worksheet; and (4) the (optional) PPP Borrower Demographic Information Form. All Borrowers must submit (1) and (2) to their Lender. 

Instructions for PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculation Form 

Business Legal Name (“Borrower”)/DBA or Tradename (if applicable)/Business TIN (EIN, SSN): Enter the same information as on your Borrower Application Form. 

Business Address/Business Phone/Primary Contact/E-mail Address: Enter the same information as on your Borrower Application Form, unless there has been a change in address or contact information. 

SBA PPP Loan Number: Enter the loan number assigned by SBA at the time of loan approval. Request this number from the Lender if necessary. 

Lender PPP Loan Number: Enter the loan number assigned to the PPP loan by the Lender. 

PPP Loan Amount: Enter the disbursed principal amount of the PPP loan (the total loan amount you received from the Lender). 

Employees at Time of Loan Application: Enter the total number of employees at the time of the Borrower’s PPP Loan Application. 

Employees at Time of Forgiveness Application: Enter the total number of employees at the time the Borrower is applying for loan forgiveness. 

PPP Loan Disbursement Date: Enter the date that you received the PPP loan proceeds from the Lender. If loan proceeds were received on more than one date, enter the first date on which you received PPP loan proceeds. 

EIDL Advance Amount: If the Borrower received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advance, enter the amount. 

EIDL Application Number: If the Borrower applied for an EIDL, enter the Borrower’s EIDL Application Number. 

Payroll Schedule: Select the box that corresponds to your payroll schedule. 

Covered Period: Enter the eight-week (56-day) Covered Period of your PPP loan. The first day of the Covered Period must be the same as the PPP Loan Disbursement Date. For example, if the Borrower received its PPP loan proceeds on Monday, April 20, the first day of the Covered Period is April 20 and the last day of the Covered Period is Sunday, June 14. 

Alternative Payroll Covered Period: For administrative convenience, Borrowers with a biweekly (or more frequent) payroll schedule may elect to calculate eligible payroll costs using the eight-week (56-day) period that begins on the first day of their first pay period following their PPP Loan Disbursement Date (the “Alternative Payroll Covered Period”). For example, if the Borrower received its PPP loan proceeds on Monday, April 20, and the first day of its first pay period following its PPP loan disbursement is Sunday, April 26, the first day of the Alternative Payroll Covered Period is April 26 and the last day of the Alternative Payroll Covered Period is Saturday, June 20. Borrowers who elect to use the Alternative Payroll Covered Period must apply the Alternative Payroll Covered Period wherever there is a reference in this application to “the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period.” However, Borrowers must apply the Covered Period (not the Alternative Payroll Covered Period) wherever there is a reference in this application to “the Covered Period” only. 

If Borrower Received PPP Loans in Excess of $2 Million: Check the box if the Borrower, together with its affiliates (to the extent required under SBA’s interim final rule on affiliates (85 FR 20817 (April 15, 2020)) and not waived under 15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(D)(iv)), received PPP loans with an original principal amount in excess of $2 million. 

Forgiveness Amount Calculation (see Summary of Costs Eligible for Forgiveness below): 

Line 1: Enter total eligible payroll costs incurred or paid during the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period. 

Paycheck Protection Program OMB Control Number 3245-0407 Loan Forgiveness Application Expiration Date: 10/31/2020 

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To calculate these costs, complete PPP Schedule A. Enter the amount from PPP Schedule A, line 10. 

Line 2: Enter the amount of business mortgage interest payments during the Covered Period for any business mortgage obligation on real or personal property incurred before February 15, 2020. Do not include prepayments. 

Line 3: Enter the amount of business rent or lease payments for real or personal property during the Covered Period, pursuant to lease agreements in force before February 15, 2020. 

Line 4: Enter the amount of business utility payments during the Covered Period, for business utilities for which service began before February 15, 2020. 

NOTE: For lines 2-4, you are not required to report payments that you do not want to include in the forgiveness amount. 

Line 5: Enter the number from PPP Schedule A, line 3. This amount reflects the loan forgiveness reduction required for salary/hourly wage reductions in excess of 25% for certain employees as described in PPP Schedule A. 

Line 6: Add lines 1 through 4, subtract line 5, enter the total. If this amount is less than zero, enter a zero. 

Line 7: Enter the number from PPP Schedule A, line 13. 

Line 8: Enter the amount on line 6 multiplied by the amount on line 7. This calculation incorporates the loan forgiveness reduction required for any full-time equivalency (FTE) employee reductions as described in PPP Schedule A. 

Line 9: Enter the PPP Loan Amount. 

Line 10: Divide the amount on line 1 by 0.75, and enter the amount. This determines whether at least 75% of the potential forgiveness amount was used for payroll costs. For more information, see Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program posted on April 2, 2020 (85 FR 20811). 

Line 11: Enter the smallest of lines 8, 9, or 10. Note: If applicable, SBA will deduct EIDL Advance Amounts from the forgiveness amount remitted to the Lender. 

Summary of Costs Eligible for Forgiveness: 

Borrowers are eligible for loan forgiveness for the following costs: 

1. Eligible payroll costs. Borrowers are generally eligible for forgiveness for the payroll costs paid and payroll costs incurred during the eight-week (56-day) Covered Period (or Alternative Payroll Covered Period) (“payroll costs”). Payroll costs are considered paid on the day that paychecks are distributed or the Borrower originates an ACH credit transaction. Payroll costs are considered incurred on the day that the employee’s pay is earned. Payroll costs incurred but not paid during the Borrower’s last pay period of the Covered Period (or Alternative Payroll Covered Period) are eligible for forgiveness if paid on or before the next regular payroll date. Otherwise, payroll costs must be paid during the Covered Period (or Alternative Payroll Covered Period). For each individual employee, the total amount of cash compensation eligible for forgiveness may not exceed an annual salary of $100,000, as prorated for the covered period. Count payroll costs that were both paid and incurred only once. For information on what qualifies as payroll costs, see Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program posted on April 2, 2020 (85 FR 20811). 

 

2. Eligible nonpayroll costs. Nonpayroll costs eligible for forgiveness consist of: 

 

(a) covered mortgage obligations: payments of interest (not including any prepayment or payment of principal) on any business mortgage obligation on real or personal property incurred before February 15, 2020 (“business mortgage interest payments”); 

(b) covered rent obligations: business rent or lease payments pursuant to lease agreements for real or personal property in force before February 15, 2020 (“business rent or lease payments”); and 

(c) covered utility payments: business payments for a service for the distribution of electricity, gas, water, 

transportation, telephone, or internet access for which service began before February 15, 2020 (“business utility payments”). 

An eligible nonpayroll cost must be paid during the Covered Period or incurred during the Covered Period and paid on or before the next regular billing date, even if the billing date is after the Covered Period. Eligible nonpayroll costs cannot exceed 25% of the total forgiveness amount. Count nonpayroll costs that were both paid and incurred only once. 

The amount of loan forgiveness the Borrower applies for may be subject to reductions as explained in PPP Schedule A. 

Paycheck Protection Program OMB Control Number 3245-0407 Loan Forgiveness Application Expiration Date: 10/31/2020 

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculation Form Business Legal Name (“Borrower”) 

DBA or Tradename, if applicable 

Business Address 

Business TIN (EIN, SSN) 

Business Phone 

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Primary Contact 

E-mail Address 

 

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