Last night, the Small Business Administration issued an
Interim Final Rule
designed to provide further clarification on the PPP.
Among other things, the Rule clarifies the computation of payroll costs. Specifically, the following costs are
included when computing payroll costs for the initial loan application and for loan forgiveness:
- Federal employment taxes imposed or withheld between February 15, 2020, and June 30, 2020, including the employee’s and employer’s share of FICA and Railroad Retirement Act taxes;
- income taxes required to be withheld from employees
all the federal taxes imposed or withheld during the 12 months prior to the loan may be included in payroll costs, except for the period shown above.