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The information in this page is based on laws, rules, regulations, and related guidance with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including guidance issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on August 11, 2020. We will periodically update this information, so please check back often and consider bookmarking this page. In the event of any discrepancies between the information on this site and the SBA’s site, please follow official SBA guidance.

Update 10-7-20 -SBA clarifies deferral period for PPP loan payments

Update 10-8-20 – PPP forgiveness simplified for loans of $50,000 or less

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When is the covered period for payroll costs to be incurred and/or paid?
To qualify for loan forgiveness, the funds must be used for eligible costs incurred or paid during a 24-week (168 day) covered period (ending December 31, 2020, at the latest); if you received your loan before June 5, 2020, then you can choose an 8-week (56 day) or 24-week (168 day) covered period.

You can seek forgiveness for payroll costs for the covered period based on either of the following, at your election:

Covered period: The period that begins on the date you received the PPP loan proceeds; or
Alternative payroll covered period: If you have a biweekly or more frequent payroll schedule, the period that begins on the first day of the first pay period after you received the PPP loan proceeds.
Payroll costs for the covered period must be paid or incurred during the period to be eligible. If payroll costs are incurred during the last pay period within the covered period selected, but paid after the end of the covered period selected (but on or before the next regular payroll date), these payroll costs will still be eligible for forgiveness. (For example, this may happen when your pay cycle ended on the payday of Friday, October 2, but the covered period selected ended on October 1.)

A Note on FTE’s
FTE counts both full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) employees. An FT employee is counted as 1.0 FTE, and a PT employee is counted by average number of hours per week divided by 40. For example, a PT employee working 32 hours would count as 0.8 FTE. The SBA also offers a simplified method that assigns all PT employees as 0.5, if that is preferable.

Completing Forms 3508 & 3508 EZ (Click on Links Below)
Covid-19 Reporting Instructions – Must Read if a Platinum Pay User

Filling out Form 3508EZ Video Tutorial

Filling out Form 3508 Video Tutorial

3508S Instructions

Fillable Form 3508S

Form 3508EZ Instructions

Fillable Form 3508EZ

Form 3508 Instructions

Fillable Form 3508

FAQ’s and Other Helpful Guidance (Click on Links Below)
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness – Recommended Supporting Documents

Eligible Payroll Costs


Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness – Recommended Supporting Documents

Notes on Payroll Documents

PPP Loan FAQs as of 8-11-2020

PPP Interim Final Rule – Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Nonpayroll Costs
Effective Aug 24, 2020

PPP Loan Audits FAQs

ReHiring GuideNew

8 v 24 Weeks New

December 28, 2020
More PPP Loans Are Coming. Here’s how your business can get a second one.
April 27, 2020
More PPP Funding Approved, Questions Remain Unanswered-National Law Review Article 4 26 20
Paycheck-Protection-Program-FAQs_04 26 20
April 20, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidelines 4-20-20
April 9, 2020
Paying EPSL & EFMLA Instructions
On April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for PPP loans
April 7, 2020
April 2, 2020
PPP Loan ChecklistApril 2, 2020
Beneficial Ownership Form
April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Practical Scenario Guide for Employers
April 2, 2020
Payroll Protection Act Summary
April 1, 2020
Family First Cares Relief Summary
March 31, 2020
Economic Disaster Injury Loans Guide for Employers
March 30, 2020
FFCRA_Poster – Mandatory Poster for All Employers
March 25, 2020
Philadelphia and PIDC to provide a $9 million relief fund to small businesses
March 23, 2020
Important Direct Deposit Changes – VERY IMPORTANT
March 23, 2020
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.
March 22, 2020
Corona Virus Emergency Legislation FAQ
March 21, 2020
Coronavirus Unemployment: Answers from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor
March 21, 2020
NJDOL Benefits and The Corona Virus: What Employees should know