FAQ for Paycheck Protection Program

ALERT: Treasury issues new FAQ for Paycheck Protection Program

May 6, 2020

The new FAQ extends the repayment date to May 14 and indicates that additional guidance is also expected from SBA.


Late Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued a new FAQ for the Paycheck Protection Program. The FAQ (#43) extends the limited safe harbor window from May 7 to May 14, 2020, for borrowers to return funds that in retrospect they should not have received.

In addition, according to the FAQ, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is to provide additional guidance on how it will review the certification that the loan was “necessary” prior to May 14. We will issue another alert as soon as this guidance is released.

Click here to review the complete FAQ document, as of May 5, 2020.

We are here to assist you

We understand the additional stress and confusion this has caused for many organizations, during an already unprecedented and volatile time. Please know that we remain available to assist you in any way we can as you review and process this information.

Contact your AGH tax advisor or Shawn Sullivan using the information below.

Shawn Sullivan

Executive Vice President
Tax Services

Shawn leads the firm’s tax group and serves on AGH’s board of directors. In addition to enhancing business performance to minimize tax consequences, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, international tax and business structuring. Shawn has public and private experience in the fields of tax and accounting and works frequently with clients in the manufacturing, automotive, wholesale distribution, real estate development and construction industries.

A certified public accountant, Shawn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and chairs the KSCPA Committee on Taxation.

NOTE: Any advice contained in this material is not intended or written to be tax advice, and cannot be relied upon as such, nor can it be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed by the IRS or states, or promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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