Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness

To apply or start the PPP forgiveness application, please use the form below.

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Loan Details and Forgiveness

The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can   download a copy of the standard PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form (as of January 19, 2021) or   download a copy of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form EZ.

You can apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan using the  PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S if the total PPP loan amount you received from your Lender was $150,000 or less. However, a borrower that, together with its affiliates received PPP loans totaling $2 million or more cannot use this form.

Per the Small Business Administration (SBA), documents that each borrower must submit with its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application include:

Payroll: Documentation verifying the eligible cash compensation and non-cash benefit payments from the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period consisting of each of the following:

  • Bank account statements or third-party payroll service provider reports documenting the amount of cash compensation paid to employees.
  • Tax forms (or equivalent third-party payroll service provider reports) for the periods that overlap with the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period:
      • Payroll tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the IRS (typically, Form 941); and
      • State quarterly business and individual employee wage reporting and unemployment insurance tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the relevant state.
  • Payment receipts, cancelled checks, or account statements documenting the amount of any employer contributions to employee health insurance and retirement plans that the Borrower included in the forgiveness amount.

Nonpayroll: Documentation verifying existence of the obligations/services prior to February 15, 2020 and eligible payments from the Covered Period.

  • Business mortgage interest payments: Copy of lender amortization schedule and receipts or cancelled checks verifying eligible payments from the Covered Period; or lender account statements from February 2020 and the months of the Covered Period through one month after the end of the Covered Period verifying interest amounts and eligible payments.
  • Business rent or lease payments: Copy of current lease agreement and receipts or cancelled checks verifying eligible payments from the Covered Period; or lessor account statements from February 2020 and from the Covered Period through one month after the end of the Covered Period verifying eligible payments.
  • Business utility payments: Copy of invoices from February 2020 and those paid during the Covered Period and receipts, cancelled checks, or account statements verifying those eligible payments.

Loan Forgiveness Process

Step 1: Complete the appropriate forgiveness application and turn it in with the requested documentation, if applicable.

  • Forgiveness applications for loans $150,000 or less should use   Form 3508S.
  • Forgiveness application for loans over $150,000 with no reduction in staff (other than permissible by the safe harbor clauses) or reduction pay (pay cuts for any employee did not exceed 25%), should use  Form EZ.
  • Forgiveness application for loans over $150,000 with reduction or pay cuts greater than 25% should applying using the Standard PPP Loan Forgiveness Application.

Step 2: Partners Bank of California acknowledges receipt.

Step 3: Partners Bank of California acknowledges it completed its good faith review and submitted the application to the SBA online portal.

Step 4: SBA responds with decision on full, partial or no forgiveness.

To learn more, you can  download a copy of the frequently asked questions about PPP loan forgiveness (as of October 13, 2020).

Additional Resources:

For the latest information on the PPP, please visit sba.gov/ppp.