This month, U.S. businesses swooped on the SBA's PPP loan funds. Congress has spent the past few days negotiating a second round of funding to help businesses pull through the stalling economy, to the tune of almost $500 billion. While the bill includes more than just funding for businesses, whether the problems in the first round of funding will be corrected remains to be seen.
As the dust settles from the first round of PPP applications, much more guidance is needed for lenders and borrowers on what is required for loan forgiveness. While the requirements and equations for loan calculations are spelled out in the CARES Act and subsequent releases, lenders and borrowers are receiving conflicting information. Apparently, there is more than one way to do math.
As Covid-19 continues to disrupt the lives and incomes of many around the globe, the U.S. government has taken steps to mitigate the negative impacts on businesses within our nation. One of these steps is the recent passage of the CARES Act. Let's break it down.