July 23, 2020
We had four employees in 2019 but laid off one of them in October 2019. Does the laid off employee need to be listed in the forgiveness model? Note, this laid off employee was not in the loan application documentation.
Posted by Armanino Financial Advisory Team
Yes, you will need to consider the impact of the laid off employee in your FTE Reduction Factor calculation, as the employee affected your FTE count during the baseline period of February 15 through June 30, 2019. Remember, you have the option of choosing that period as your baseline or the period of January 1 through February 29, 2020, when that employee did not affect your FTE count. Choose the more favorable period.