PPP Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS - REVISED
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
IMPORTANT UPDATE as of October 9, 2020


Last night, the SBA granted approval to offer a streamlined PPP forgiveness process to borrowers with loans of $50,000 or less. Under this new guidance, borrowers would be exempt from reductions in their forgiveness based on changes in FTE employees and wage reductions. Borrowers will fill out a one-page application (3508S) through our software and upload the financial documents that support how the PPP funds were spent.  

For borrowers with loans over $50,000, you will have the option to use the short application (3508EZ), if you qualify, or the full application (3508). Our software will guide you through the decision process on which form to use.

We will open our software on Wednesday, October 14th, to allow you to start the forgiveness process. Please watch for an email with directions on how to log in.

Here is some additional information to assist you: 

      • Your PPP promissory note states that your payments on the loan are deferred for 6 months from the date the loan was closed. However, the government has statutorily extended this payment deferral period until such time as the SBA makes a decision on your loan forgiveness amount and remits payment to the Bank (or, if the Borrower does not apply for forgiveness, 10 months after the end of your Covered Period). No documentation is needed to amend your promissory note.
      • The decision to use an 8-week or a 24-week Covered Period is yours to make. You do not need to notify us of your decision. This is information you will enter into the forgiveness application online.
      • Your deadline to apply for PPP forgiveness is the date that is 10 months after the end of your chosen Covered Period.  
Please sit tight. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. We anticipate opening the forgiveness process back up at the beginning of October.

We continue to recommend that you check the Treasury’s website for updated information and guidance (click here), read the relevant CARES Act sections (click here), and consult with your CPA and/or attorney for professional advice, as Borrowers are solely responsible for their use of PPP funds and should not rely on American National Bank and its own interpretation of the Act. 

Click here to access SBA Form 3508S and instructions.

Click here to access SBA Form 3508EZ and instructions.

Click here to access the revised SBA Form 3508 and instructions.