NAHB - IRS: Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans are Not Tax Deductible

The Internal Revenue Service on April 30 issued guidance that states that employers who received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be eligible for tax deductions on expenses if payment of those expenses funded by the loan results in the loan being forgiven.

Specifically, IRS Notice 2020-32 provides guidance regarding the deductibility for federal income tax purposes of certain otherwise deductible expenses incurred in a taxpayer’s trade or business when the taxpayer receives a loan pursuant to the PPP.

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