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Changes to PPP Program Aimed at Increasing Self-Employed and Micro-Business Eligibility

The Biden Administration also announced changes in how the self-employed can calculate the size of their PPP loan. Until now, a self-employed PPP loan applicant would use “net income” (Line 31 on Form 1040 of the Schedule C), to calculate the loan amount. Using net income as the basis of determining loan size dramatically reduces the value of PPP loans for self-employed because it excluded eligible expenses.

Paycheck Protection Program Forms, Guidance, and Application for First and Second PPP Draw and PP Forgiveness

<p>Below you will find information and resources for the Paycheck Protection Program, including, guidance for first and second draws and how to apply for PPP Forgiveness. We have included the forms below, but as always, please make sure to visit our <a href="">NASE&rsquo;s Covid-19 resource page for the most up to date information</a>.</p>

NASE Covid-19 Pandemic Resource Page

NASE continues to regularly update its Covid-19 Pandemic resource page to ensure our members have the most up-to-date information as it relates to the pandemic and the resources being afforded to the self-employed. Please bookmark the page.

Caregiving Resource from AARP

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of caregiving in our society. Many of the organizations that provide support to caregivers, such as nursing homes and schools, will look different than before the pandemic. Employers large and small will need to think about how their employees will balance new caregiving responsibilities with work responsibilities.

Senate Passes Rubio, Cardin Resolution Recognizing SBA’s National Small Business Week

In the Senate this week, lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution from U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognizing the week of September 20, 2020 as “National Small Business Week.”

House Passes New $2.2 Trillion Relief Bill; Attempts to Pressure the Senate to Take Action

Without enough movement toward a bipartisan deal, the House late Thursday passed a $2.2 trillion package Democrats introduced on Monday — a scaled-back version of the HEROES Act. The bill passed 214-207.

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