This Section is one of five sections, labeled Section A to Section E, that have been created to assist you in completing the initial PPP application on this site. Please use the navigation buttons at the bottom. If you need to update an existing application, or check your status, please click on the green button at the bottom of the Update / Status menu tab at the top.

Please do not start multiple applications - it delays the process!

Section D – More Application Details by Type of Applicant

This Section D adds to the instructions in Section B and discusses details of completing the application for each of two types of entities:

  1. Employers
  2. Self-employed

In the event the owners are not paid as employees, but take their compensation, then both D1 and D-2 can apply.

Section D-1 explains employers have W-2 employees whose compensation constitutes the major portion of the “payroll” that is the basis of the PPP loan.  Compensation paid to contractors (1099 compensation) is not counted in payroll.  (Each 1099 contractor can file their own PPP application.)

Both "for-profit" and "not-for-profit" employers are treated in the same way.

The application documentation for self-employed is different from that of employers and is explained in Section D-2.

Payroll is reported for a measurement period that is usually the 12 months of 2019.  An application can use different measurement periods, depending on their circumstances.  See the SBA guidelines for more information on measurement periods.