Late Wednesday, May 13, the SBA added new FAQ #47 to their updated PPP Loan Guidance that PPP loans of less than $2 million will be deemed to have been made in good faith. Click here to view MCB’s article on FAQ #46.  FAQ #47 is copied below, and simply states that the original May 14 deadline to return PPP funds has been extended to Monday, May 18.”

Question: An SBA interim final rule posted on May 8, 2020 provided that any borrower who applied for a PPP loan and repays the loan in full by May 14, 2020 will be deemed by SBA to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of the loan request in good faith. Is it possible for a borrower to obtain an extension of the May 14, 2020 repayment date?

Answer: Yes, SBA is extending the repayment date for this safe harbor to May 18, 2020, to give borrowers an opportunity to review and consider FAQ #46. Borrowers do not need to apply for this extension. This extension will be promptly implemented through a revision to the SBA’s interim final rule providing the safe harbor.

As we have been doing with all SBA guidance during these past several weeks, we will be sure to update you with any additional insight as soon as possible. Continue to check back here for the most up to date tax information and changes in response to coronavirus. If you have questions about this or related topics contact an MCB Advisor at 703-218-3600 or click here. 

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