SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Calculator

Calculate an estimate of how much you can receive with a PPP loan.

Benefits of an SBA PPP Loan

Low Interest Rate

1% fixed rate APR for the life of the loan

Defer Payments

Payments deferred for 6 months, up to 12 months for qualifying borrowers

Up to 100% Loan Forgiveness

On qualified uses like payroll, mortgage interest, rent and utilities

2-Year Terms Available

Spread payments over a 2-year term to make them even more affordable


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SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans and How to Calculate Them

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provides a financial lifeline for small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. PPP loans will give a vast swath of small businesses the financial safety net they need to survive the economic downturn caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus, and it will be available to a broad number of American small businesses.

But let’s be real—the calculations for PPP can feel complicated, so we made it as easy as we could to calculate your potential PPP loan amount because we know the last thing small business owners need to do right now is pour over legislation trying to make sense of it.

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Amounts

Your total PPP loan amount will be based on 2.5 times your monthly payroll costs, up to $10 million. Unlike other SBA calculators, PPP loans are calculated specifically based on a small business or nonprofit’s average payroll costs, as opposed to time in business, revenue, and credit history.

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SBA Loan Calculations: Understanding the Math in PPP Loans

What will the SBA use to calculate? Because the small business landscape has changed so drastically since the beginning of February, that depends on how long your business has been open, whether it’s seasonal, and if you’ve taken out an EIDL.

SBA Loan Calculations for Businesses in Operation from February 15, 2019, to June 30, 2019

For these businesses and nonprofits, the maximum loan size will be 2.5 times the average monthly payroll costs during the 12-month period prior to the loan being made.

SBA Loan Calculations for Businesses Not in Operation from February 15, 2019, to June 30, 2019

In this case, the maximum loan amount is set at 2.5 times the average monthly payroll costs between January 1, 2020, and February 29, 2020.

SBA Loan Calculations for Seasonal Businesses

For seasonal businesses, the SBA will use the average monthly payroll costs between February 1, 2019, and June 30, 2019, or March 1, 2019, and June 30, 2019.

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What’s Included in Calculating SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Once you’ve qualified for an SBA loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the amount of your PPP loan will be calculated using payroll costs including:

  • Compensation: Salary, wages, commission/similar compensation, cash tips/equivalent are all included here
  • Paid time off: Vacation pay and parental, family, medical, or sick leave
  • Allowance for dismissal or separation
  • Healthcare costs: payments required for group healthcare benefits, including insurance premiums
  • Retirement benefit payments
  • State and local taxes associated with the compensation of employees

What’s Not Included in SBA PPP Loan Calculations

The following are excluded from PPP calculations:

  • Annual employee or owner compensation over $100,000 ($8,333/month)
  • Taxes imposed or withheld under Chapters 21, 22, and 24 of the IRS Code
  • Employee compensation for individuals whose principal place of residence is outside the US
  • Qualified sick and family leave for which you can receive a credit under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Interest Rates

SBA PPP loans have a 1% fixed rate APR for the life of the loan.

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Terms

The maximum term for SBA PPP loans is 2 years.

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Funds used to cover certain payroll-related costs in the first 8 weeks of the loan, starting at the origination date, are eligible to be forgiven.

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Paycheck Protection Program Payments

(Say that heading fast 10 times.) One of the highlights of PPP loans for cashed strapped businesses is that payments are deferred for the first 6 months. For qualifying businesses, payments can be deferred up to 12 months.

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Other SBA Loans

You can qualify for a PPP loan in addition to other SBA loans you may have already applied or qualified for, like an SBA Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) or an SBA 7(a) loan, but the funds cannot be for the same intended use as another SBA loan. So if you’ve already filed for an EIDL loan to cover your rent payments, you cannot apply for a PPP loan to cover rent payments.

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