Do leased employee payments count in determining payroll costs?

Posted by Bonita Hatchett-Bodle

Apr 20, 2020 3:29:40 PM

Yes. The SBA FAQs addressed whether amounts paid to leased employees through a third-party payer such as a payroll provider or a professional employer organization (PEO) in order to process payroll and report payroll taxes constitutes PPP loan payroll documentation. This is important both for determining the amount of the borrower’s maximum loan amount and for documenting how loan proceeds are used for a loan made between February 15, 2020, and June 30, 2020, for loan forgiveness purposes.

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Topics: Paycheck Protection Program, leased employees