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DSM Forward Ask the PPP Experts Webinar

PPP Experts Webinar

The Greater Des Moines Partnership DSM Forward webinar series offers insight on moving the Greater Des Moines (DSM) region forward in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As plans are made and businesses reopen, The Partnership has put together resources for employers at DSMpartnership.com/DSMForward.

The Ask the PPP Experts webinar welcomed guest speakers Dave Hove, senior tax partner at LWBJ, and Michael Trettin, director of audit services at LWBJ, to provide information on the guidance from the Small Business Association (SBA).

PPP Loan Forgiveness

Trettin discusses the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and how loan forgiveness will work as more guidance from the SBA is expected. He says the application accomplishes the intent of the PPP loans by evaluating payroll costs, capturing FTE reductions and more. Components of the application include: the loan application, a schedule A form and a supporting schedule A worksheet.

Hove and Trettin offer extensive feedback on specific questions regarding the PPP, including vehicle loan deductions, returning unused portions of the loans, alternate 8-week payroll rules and more. Find LWBJ's PPP Loan Forgiveness best practices here.

See the U.S. Chamber Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness here.

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Trettin and Hove continued discussions surrounding PPP updates during a webinar hosted by The Partnership on Tuesday, June 23. FTE reductions and salary/wage reductions are highlighted.

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LWBJ offers more information and COVID-19 resources here.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.