How do I calculate the PPP Loan Amount if I am Self Employed / 1099?
Prepared by: Matt Evans – firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: April 16, 2020
Sources Used: Reviewed JJ CPA YouTube and download critical documents + confirm per SBA Guidance
The SBA has released new guidance on how Self-Employed Individuals can obtain the Paycheck Protection Program Loan. This includes sole proprietorships and independent contractors. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Take your 2019 IRS 1040 Schedule C line 31 net profit (if you have not filed a 2019 return, fill out the schedule C and compute the value). If the amount is over $100,000, reduce it to $100,000. If the amount is zero or less, you’re not eligible for the PPP.
Step 2: Divide that number by 12 to get the average monthly net profit.
Step 3: Multiply that number by 2.5 to arrive at the loan amount.
EXAMPLE: In 2019 you had $90,000 in net profit on line 31 of your Schedule C. What is my PPP loan amount?
Step 1: $90,000
Step 2: $90,000 / 12 = $7,500
Step 3: $7,500 x 2.5 = $18,750 LOAN AMOUNT
NOTE: You are not allowed to add “Benefits” to the total in Step 1 (such as contributions you made to a SEP Plan or money you paid for health insurance)
Calculate Automatic Forgiveness
Step 1: Divide the Net Profits of $ 90,000 (Step 1 previous example) by 52 weeks = $ 1,731
Step 2: Total Forgiveness Amount = Weekly Amount x 8 or $ 1,731 x 8 = $ 13,848
Step 3: Subtract the amount in Step 2 from the Loan Amount to get the Amount to be used for Utilities, Rent, and Interest. $ 4,902 ($ 18,750 - $ 13,848)
NOTE: The SBA has expanded the definition of eligible expenses to include an allowance for transportation expense.
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