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SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resources for CPAs

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is designed to support payroll costs for small businesses. Find tools and resources here to learn more about the program.

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Understanding the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

The American Rescue Plan Act provides $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered directly by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Register for the AICPA Town Hall Series

Join us every other Thursday at 3:00 PM ET for the AICPA Town Hall Series. Hosts Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO, and Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, VP-Firm Services, discuss the latest guidance from Treasury and SBA. Free CPE for AICPA members.

General resources

Accounting for PPP - Debt Model

Watch as subject matter experts review the accounting for PPP loans under the debt model.

Accounting for PPP Loans – Conditional Contribution Model

Explore the key requirements of the Conditional Contribution Model when accounting for PPP loans.

Accounting for SVOG & RRF

Learn about how to account for economic recovery programs, SVOG and RRF.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs

Series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) provides answers to questions we are hearing from our members about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

PPP Sample Engagement Letters

These sample engagement letters are to be used when performing PPP loan application or forgiveness consulting engagements.

Small Business Advisor Program

Learn the most relevant topics and techniques to assist your clients in the current environment.

PPP loan application resources

PPP loan amount calculators

Use these calculators to estimate the applicant's PPP loan eligibility amount.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Checklist

Use this checklist in gathering the required documents to complete your first and second draw PPP loan applications.

Borrower Application Form (revised 1/8/2021)

Use this updated application form to apply for first draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding.

Second Draw Borrower Application Form (1/8/2021)

Use this updated application form to apply for second draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding.

PPP loan forgiveness resources

PPP loan forgiveness calculators

Use these calculators to estimate the amount of a PPP loan that may be eligible for forgiveness.

Video Walkthrough of the PPP Forgiveness Calculator

Watch this video to learn more about best practices when using the AICPA forgiveness calculator.

PPP Forgiveness Documentation Checklist

To help determine documentation needs when applying for PPP Forgiveness, this checklist will help guide borrowers.

Forgiveness Form Decision Tree

There are currently three SBA forgiveness forms. Use this decision tree to help find the best forgiveness form for your borrower needs.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FTE Calculator

Use this calculator to accumulate and determine FTEs as defined for the PPP loan forgiveness process.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Services Matrix (PDF)

Matrix to help the CPA determine which service is appropriate to provide for PPP loan forgiveness.

Forgiveness calculation steps

Look over these steps to prepare for maximum loan forgiveness at the end of the covered period.

Funding Resources

SBA loan snapshot

A resource to help your clients get a basic understanding of SBA loan options.

Overview of SBA loans

This downloadable chart provides a simplified look at Small Business Administration loan options.


Following are links to guidance related to PPP. There are areas of the Act where additional clarification from the Treasury and SBA is needed. Your judgement and interpretations of the Act and supplemental guidance may be necessary.

SBA forms, guidance notices and reports

This link provides access to SBA forms for loan applications and loan forgiveness, PPP program data and official program guidance.

U. S. Treasury resources

The PPP is implemented by the SBA with support from the Department of the Treasury. This link provides information from the Treasury Department including overview of the program, funding reports, FAQs and other resources for borrowers and lenders.

Important considerations

Ethical implications for PPP loan forgiveness documentation

Find out what you can do to help your attest clients complete a PPP loan forgiveness application without impairing your independence.

AICPA Offers Recommendations for Firm-Lender Relationship for Paycheck Protection Program

The AICPA is driving a common understanding and approach around the firm lender relationship related to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Issues related to CPA involvement with PPP loans

Learn about acting as an agent, potential independence and conflict of interest issues and more in association with PPP loans.

Update: Impact of accepting PPP agent fees on independence

Accepting an “agent fee” for advisory services under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act does not in and of itself impair independence.