PPP and Farmers with a Schedule F

If you have a Schedule F (Farm) on your tax return, please review the important information below regarding updates to the Paycheck Protection Program.

If you would like BakerStarrett’s assistance applying for a PPP (this is a billable service), please fill out this questionnaire: https://airtable.com/shroFiuQybmD7Ooh6 

The new COVID relief bill that passed Congress at the end of 2020 restarted the Paycheck Protection Program. It also modified the program for taxpayers that report income on a Schedule F (farm self-employment income).

The changes to the the PPP program will impact our clients and Schedule F taxpayers in a couple of ways:

  1. Taxpayers that did not previously apply for a PPPloan:
    1. If you did not apply for a PPP loan in 2020 because you had a Schedule F Net Income of $0 or a schedule F loss, you can now apply for the PPP program based on the updated calculation that uses GROSS receipts.
  2. Taxpayers that previously applied for a PPP loan:
    1. May be able to increase their existing PPP loan using the updated calculation that uses GROSS receipts.
    2. May be eligible to apply for a second draw of the PPP program if Gross receipts decreased by 25% (using a quarter by quarter comparison of a quarter in 2019 to the same quarter of 2020).

For more details or questions please contact BakerStarrett your Iowa and Midwest Farm CPA experts.


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