The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued an 18-page document today Tuesday, January 19th, 2021  detailing how Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers should calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts for second-draw PPP loans. The guidance also lists the documents borrowers must provide to support each set of calculations.

The second-draw calculations guidance is presented in the form of 24 Questions and answers that address a various situations involving different types of entities.

The guidance answers a frequently asked question regarding the relationship between calculating gross receipts and the accounting method the borrower uses for its business.

Other topics  discussed include (among others)

  • Documents required  to prove a 25% reduction in gross revenues.
  • How to calculate gross revenue reduction if using yearly tax returns.
  • How self-employed PPP borrowers, both those with and those without employees, should calculate the maximum loan amount for their PPP second-draw.
  • How S corporations and C corporations should calculate their maximum second-draw PPP loan amount.

The guidance also covers first-draw calculations and documents requirements.

Business owners and their accountants should peruse this important 18-page document in order to avoid complications with PPP loan applications.