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Second Draw PPP Loan Revenue Reduction Information

The Paycheck Protection Program ended on May 31, 2021.

This page provides information about the revenue reduction requirement for Second Draw PPP loans.

What Time Period Should I Compare For The 25% Reduction?

  • The Applicant must demonstrate that gross receipts in any calendar quarter of 2020 were at least 25 percent lower than the same quarter of 2019.
  • Alternatively, Applicants may compare annual gross receipts in 2020 with annual gross receipts in 2019 if they were in business in 2019.

Alternate Time Periods 

  • For entities not in business during the first and second quarters of 2019 but in operation during the third and fourth quarters of 2019, Applicants must demonstrate that gross receipts in any quarter of 2020 were at least 25 percent lower than during either the third or fourth quarters of 2019.
  • For entities not in business during the first, second, and third quarters of 2019 but in operation during the fourth quarter of 2019, Applicants must demonstrate that gross receipts in any quarter of 2020 were at least 25 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • For entities not in business during 2019 but in operation on February 15, 2020, Applicants must demonstrate that gross receipts in the second, third, or fourth quarter of 2020 were at least 25 percent lower than the first quarter of 2020.
  • Additional Note: Entities that use a fiscal year to file taxes may document a reduction in gross receipts with income tax returns only if their fiscal year contains all of the second, third, and fourth quarters of the calendar year (i.e., have a fiscal year start date of February 1, March 1, or April 1).

When Does Documentation Need To Be Provided?

  • For loans greater than $150,000, documentation must be provided at the time of application
  • For loans of $150,000 or less, documentation must be provided:
    • At the time of application OR
    • On or before the date the borrower submits an application for loan forgiveness OR
    • If the borrower does not apply for loan forgiveness, at SBA’s request.

What Qualifies As Gross Receipts?

For For-Profit Businesses

  • For a for-profit business, gross receipts generally are all revenue in whatever form received or accrued (in accordance with the entity’s accounting method, i.e., accrual or cash) from whatever source, including from the sales of products or services, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, fees, or commissions, reduced by returns and allowances but excluding net capital gains and losses. These terms carry the definitions used and reported on IRS tax return forms.
    • Gross receipts do NOT include the following:
      • taxes collected for and remitted to a taxing authority if included in gross or total income, such as sales or other taxes collected from customers (this does not include taxes levied on the concern or its employees);
      • proceeds from transactions between a concern and its domestic or foreign affiliates; and
      • amounts collected for another by a travel agent, real estate agent, advertising agent, conference management service provider, freight forwarder or customs broker.
    • All other items, such as subcontractor costs, reimbursements for purchases a contractor makes at a customer’s request, investment income, and employee-based costs such as payroll taxes, may NOT be excluded from gross receipts.

For Nonprofit Businesses

  • For a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, a 501(c)(19) veterans organization, an eligible nonprofit news organization, an eligible 501(c)(6) organization, or an eligible destination marketing organization, gross receipts means gross receipts within the meaning of section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is the gross amount received by the organization during its annual accounting period from all sources without reduction for any costs or expenses including, for example, cost of goods or assets sold, cost of operations, or expenses of earning, raising, or collecting such amounts. Thus “gross receipts” includes, but is not limited to:
    • the gross amount received as contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts without reduction for the expenses of raising and collecting such amounts,
    • the gross amount received as dues or assessments from members or affiliated organizations without reduction for expenses attributable to the receipt of such amounts,
    • gross sales or receipts from business activities (including business activities unrelated to the purpose for which the organization qualifies for exemption, the net income or loss from which may be required to be reported on Form 990-T),
    • the gross amount received from the sale of assets without reduction for cost or other basis and expenses of sale, and
    • the gross amount received as investment income, such as interest, dividends, rents, and royalties.
    • Gross receipts of a borrower’s affiliates (unless a waiver of affiliation applies) are calculated by adding the gross receipts of the business concern with the gross receipts of each affiliate.

Acceptable Documentation

  • The following are the primary sets of documentation Applicants can provide to substantiate their certification of a 25 percent gross receipts reduction (only one set is required):
    • Quarterly financial statements for the entity. If the financial statements are not audited, the Applicant must sign and date the first page of the financial statement and initial all other pages, attesting to their accuracy. If the financial statements do not specifically identify the line item(s) that constitute gross receipts, the Applicant must annotate which line item(s) constitute gross receipts.
    • Quarterly or monthly bank statements for the entity showing deposits from the relevant quarters. The Applicant must annotate, if it is not clear, which deposits listed on the bank statement constitute gross receipts (e.g., payments for purchases of goods and services) and which do not (e.g., capital infusions).
    • Annual IRS income tax filings of the entity (required if using an annual reference period). If the entity has not yet filed a tax return for 2020, the Applicant must fill out the return forms, compute the relevant gross receipts value, and sign and date the return, attesting that the values that enter into the gross receipts computation are the same values that will be filed on the entity’s tax return.
      • The amounts required to compute gross receipts varies by the entity tax return type:
        • For self-employed individuals other than farmers and ranchers (IRS Form 1040 Schedule C): sum of line 4 and line 75
        • For self-employed farmers and ranchers (IRS Form 1040 Schedule F): sum of lines 1b and 9
        • For partnerships (IRS Form 1065): sum of lines 2 and 8, minus line 6
        • For S-Corporations (IRS Form 1120-S): sum of lines 2 and 6, minus line 4
        • For C-Corporations (IRS Form 1120): sum of lines 2 and 11, minus the sum of lines 8 and 9
        • For nonprofit organizations (IRS Form 990): the sum of lines 6b(i), 6b(ii), 7b(i), 7b(ii), 8b, 9b, 10b, and 12 (column (A)) of Part VIII
        • For nonprofit organizations (IRS Form 990-EZ): sum of lines 5b, 6c, 7b, and 9 of Part I.
        • LLCs should follow the instructions that apply to their tax filing status in the reference periods.