f. What qualifies as payroll costs? Paycheck Protection Program

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PPP III. Temporary New Business Loan Program: Paycheck Protection Program

Effective Date: This rule is effective April 14, 2020.

f. What qualifies as “payroll costs?”

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; allowance for separation or dismissal; payment for the provision of employee benefits consisting of group health care coverage, including insurance premiums, and retirement; payment of state and local taxes assessed on compensation of employees; and for an independent contractor or sole proprietor, wages, commissions, income, or net earnings from self-employment, or similar compensation.

Reference Resource: SBA-2020-0015-0001

Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before May 15, 2020.

To submit your comment on this topic here: SBA-2020-0015-0001

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