July 23, 2020
We have a small office of five employees. Two employees left the company of their own will. Do we need to replace them in order to get loan forgiveness?
Posted by Armanino LLP Webmaster
No, in the broadest sense as you posed the question. Loan forgiveness is not solely a function of the number of your employees; that merely modifies your loan forgiveness amount. As it relates to just the FTE Reduction Factor calculation, if you replace them, you would count your FTEs accordingly. If you do not replace them during the Covered Period, either because you are unable to find suitable replacements or you simply don’t have sufficient work to justify hiring replacements, then you will be allowed to exclude the two positions from your FTE calculation.