and expertise in PPP Loans.
PPP Loan Forgiveness Review Service (Borrowers)
To assist borrowers in ensuring they qualify for forgiveness, and to maximize the forgivable amount, KROST is providing a PPP Forgiveness Application Review Service. This will be undertaken as an Agreed-Upon Procedures service and will consist of:
- Reviewing the supporting documentation provided by the borrower
- Reviewing the calculations made by the borrower regarding eligible expenses, fulltime equivalent employees, and salary/ hourly wage reductions
- Independently calculating the computed values that are part of the forgiveness application, comparing it to the borrowers, and correcting any discrepancies
- Ensuring that the borrower has followed the SBA’s rules for forgiveness including the rules for safe harbor
- Creating a draft, filled-out, forgiveness application to be reviewed and signed by the borrower
- Creating an electronic binder - containing all the necessary documents and the signed forgiveness application – to send to the lender
Why Hire KROST to Review the Forgiveness Application?
Since the CARES Act passed into law in March, there have been new laws, multiple rule publications, and over 50 FAQs released by the SBA. KROST’s subject matter experts have kept up to date with these changes to ensure that its clients are abiding by these rules and using the PPP loan proceeds for permissible expenses.
KROST’s subject matter experts have been consulting with PPP borrowers throughout the process, beginning with assistance on loan applications and subsequently collaborating with clients to best use the loan proceeds to ensure the expenses are permissible and to maximize forgiveness. These same subject matter experts will perform the Forgiveness Application Review Service.
What is KROST’s Track Record with PPP Loans?
To date, KROST’s subject matter experts have assisted over 280 entities in obtaining and managing over $300 million in PPP and EIDL loans. KROST has also developed a PPP Budgeting, Tracking, and Optimization Tool, used by more than 250 institutions, that tracks these expenses on an ongoing basis, automatically calculates the forgivable amounts, and computes all the fields necessary for forgiveness.
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