2020-63: PPP forgiveness forms do not expire October 31 - Spidell

2020-63: PPP forgiveness forms do not expire October 31

In a recent FAQ, the SBA has clarified that the expiration date in the upper right corner of the posted PPP loan forgiveness application forms is displayed for purposes of the SBA’s compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, and reflects the temporary expiration date for approved use of the forms. This date will be extended, and when approved, the same forms with the new expiration date will be posted.

Borrowers may submit a loan forgiveness application any time before the maturity date of the loan, which is either two or five years from loan origination. However, if a borrower does not apply for loan forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the borrower’s loan forgiveness covered period, loan payments are no longer deferred and the borrower must begin making payments on the loan. For example, a borrower whose covered period ends on October 30, 2020, has until August 30, 2021, to apply for forgiveness before loan repayment begins.

For the current version of the PPP forgiveness FAQs, go to:


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