SBA Issues Needed Guidance on Processing Fees, Form 1502

May 21, 2020

The Small Business Administration just released long-sought guidance on submitting the initial SBA Form 1502 for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Lenders are required to submit the form to report on PPP loans and collect the processing fees on fully disbursed loans.

In a new Procedural Notice, the SBA lays out how to create an account with the Fiscal Transfer Agent and use the portal to submit loan information. Lenders must use separate 1502 reports for PPP loans as opposed to regular 7(a) loans.

Under an interim final rule approved earlier this week, the deadline to submit the initial SBA Form 1502 for PPP loans is now the later of: (1) May 29, 2020, or (2) 10 calendar days after disbursement or cancellation of the PPP loan.

That interim final rule also extends the repayment date for the PPP certification safe harbor regarding the borrower’s need for the loan. Under that policy, any borrower that applied for a PPP loan prior to April 24 and repaid the loan in full by May 18 will be deemed by SBA to have made the required certification in good faith.

ICBA and community bankers have repeatedly called on the agencies to provide needed PPP guidance.

Also today, ICBA provided its comprehensive recommendations for Congress to include in the next legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic, including PPP reforms that would support more flexible spending by small-business borrowers and a straightforward approach to loan forgiveness.

Community bankers who continue to have trouble with the SBA's E-Tran and SBA Connect Lender Gateway portals can direct assistance questions to the SBA at 833-572-0502 or cls@sba.gov. Additional guidance and resources are available on Treasury’s PPP webpage and ICBA's COVID-19 resource center.

ICBA will continue to keep you informed of the latest updates on the PPP. Thank you for all you are doing to meet the needs of your customers and communities during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

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Rebeca Romero Rainey
President and CEO
Independent Community Bankers of America