Coronavirus Tax Filing & Payment, Federal Tax

PPP Loans Forgiven Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act

In an announcement, the IRS stated that lenders who make Paycheck Protection Program loans that are later forgiven under the CARES Act shouldn’t file Form 1099-C, “Cancellation of Debt” with the IRS or provide a payee statement to the eligible recipient as a result of the qualifying forgiveness. Filing such information returns with the IRS could result in the issuance of under-reporter notices (IRS Letter CP2000) to eligible recipients, and the furnishing of such payee statements to eligible recipients could cause confusion. For additional information, see Announcement 2020-12. Questions? Reach out to Cg Tax, Audit & Advisory. © 2020