Paycheck Protection Program
Borrower Application Form Revised January 8, 2021
Purpose of this form:
This form is to be completed by the authorized representative of the Applicant and submitted to your SBA Participating Lender. Submission of the requested
information is required to make a determination regarding eligibility for financial assistance. Failure to submit the information would affect that
Instructions for completing this form:
With respect to “purpose of the loan,” payroll costs consist of compensation to employees (whose principal place of residence is the United States) in the
form of salary, wages, commissions, or similar compensation; cash tips or the equivalent (based on employer records of past tips or, in the absence of such
records, a reasonable, good-faith employer estimate of such tips); payment for vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave (except those paid leave
amounts for which a credit is allowed under FFCRA Sections 7001 and 7003); allowance for separation or dismissal; payment for the provision of employee
benefits (including insurance premiums) consisting of group health care coverage, group life, disability, vision, or dental insurance, and retirement benefits;
payment of state and local taxes assessed on compensation of employees; and, for an independent contractor or sole proprietor, wage, commissions, income,
or net earnings from self-employment or similar compensation.
For purposes of calculating “Average Monthly Payroll,” most Applicants will use the average monthly payroll for 2019 or 2020, excluding costs over
$100,000 on an annualized basis,
as prorated for the period during which the payments are made or the obligation to make the payments is incurred, for
each employee. For seasonal businesses, the Applicant may elect to instead use average total monthly payroll for any twelve-week period selected by the
Applicant between February 15, 2019 and February 15, 2020, excluding costs over $100,000 on an annualized basis, as prorated for the period during which
the payments are made or the obligation to make the payments is incurred, for each employee. For new businesses, average monthly payroll may be
calculated using the time period from January 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020, excluding costs over $100,000 on an annualized basis, as prorated for the period
during which the payments are made or the obligation to make the payments is incurred, for each employee. For farmers and ranchers that operate as a sole
proprietorship or as an independent contractor, or who are eligible self-employed individuals and report farm income or expenses on a Schedule F (or any
equivalent successor IRS form), payroll costs are computed using eligible payroll costs for employees, if any, plus the lesser of $100,000 and the difference
between gross income and any eligible payroll costs for employees, as reported on a Schedule F. For Applicants that file IRS Form 1040, Schedule C,
payroll costs are computed using line 31 net profit amount, limited to $100,000, plus any eligible payroll costs for employees. For Applicants that are
partnerships, payroll costs are computed using net earnings from self-employment of individual general partners, as reported on IRS Form 1065 K-1, reduced
by section 179 expense deduction claimed, unreimbursed partnership expenses claimed, and depletion claimed on oil and gas properties, multiplied by
0.9235, that is not more than $100,000, plus any eligible payroll costs for employees.
For purposes of reporting Number of Employees, sole proprietors, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors should include themselves as
employees (i.e., the minimum number in the box Number of Employees is one).
For purposes of reporting Year of Establishment, self-employed individuals and independent contractors may enter “NA”.
For purposes of reporting NAICS Code, applicants must match the business activity code provided on their IRS income tax filings, if applicable.
If Applicant is refinancing an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): Add the outstanding amount of an EIDL made between January 31, 2020 and April
3, 2020 to Loan Request as indicated on the form. Do not add the amount of any EIDL Advance.
All parties listed below are considered owners of the Applicant, as well as “principals”:
• For a sole proprietorship, the sole proprietor;
• For a partnership, all general partners, and all limited partners owning 20% or more of the equity of the firm;
• For a corporation, all owners of 20% or more of the corporation;
• For limited liability companies, all members owning 20% or more of the company; and
• Any Trustor (if the Applicant is owned by a trust).
Paperwork Reduction Act – You are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.
The estimated time for completing this application, including gathering data needed, is 8 minutes. Comments about this time or the information requested
should be sent to: Small Business Administration, Director, Records Management Division, 409 3rd St., SW, Washington DC 20416, and/or SBA Desk
Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington DC 20503. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FORMS TO THESE
Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) – Under the provisions of the Privacy Act, you are not required to provide your social security number. Failure to provide your
social security number may not affect any right, benefit or privilege to which you are entitled. (But see Debt Collection Notice regarding taxpayer
identification number below.) Disclosures of name and other personal identifiers are required to provide SBA with sufficient information to make a character
determination. When evaluating character, SBA considers the person’s integrity, candor, and disposition toward criminal actions. Additionally, SBA is
specifically authorized to verify your criminal history, or lack thereof, pursuant to section 7(a)(1)(B), 15 U.S.C. Section 636(a)(1)(B) of the Small Business
Disclosure of Information – Requests for information about another party may be denied unless SBA has the written permission of the individual to release
the information to the requestor or unless the information is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The Privacy Act authorizes SBA
to make certain “routine uses” of information protected by that Act. One such routine use is the disclosure of information maintained in SBA’s system of
records when this information indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or administrative in nature. Specifically, SBA may
refer the information to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local or foreign, charged with responsibility for, or otherwise involved in
investigation, prosecution, enforcement or prevention of such violations. Another routine use is disclosure to other Federal agencies conducting background
checks but only to the extent the information is relevant to the requesting agencies’ function. See, 74 F.R. 14890 (2009), and as amended from time to time
for additional background and other routine uses. In addition, the CARES Act, requires SBA to register every loan made under the Paycheck Protection
Program using the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) assigned to the borrower.