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SBA Loan Application

The SBA also released additional guidance for how to calculate your average payroll cost. The calculation no longer incurs individuals you pay as 1099 independent contractors. Here is how to calculate your payroll cost:

  1. Gross earnings (salaries and wages, paid time off, vacation pay, etc.)
  2. Minus Federal taxes (federal withholding)
  3. Minus Social Security and Medicare withheld from employees
  4. Plus State taxes paid by employer (in Virginia, it’s State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)
  5. Plus Other deductions (like expense reimbursements; things that the employer takes as business deductions)
  6. Plus the employer portion of Retirement benefits (like 401k or Simple IRA match)

Many of the major payroll processors (like ADP) have developed reports that will pull this info in one click (assuming your payroll is set up correctly).

At this point, I do not know of any banks that are accepting the PPP applications yet, except Bank of America, and then only if you are a BOA customer and even then, only if you meet certain criteria. I’ve heard from two local bankers who said it likely won’t open until Monday.

Remember: this is all new to them too, and they are scrambling to put in place processes and procedures. Please be patient with them.

Andrea MacDonald


Andrea MacDonald, CPA
President, Pro Tax & Accounting LLC
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