PPP Borrowers Eligible for Employer Tax Relief

Borrowers participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) just received another benefit from the IRS. In addition to the low interest rates and possible tax-free loan forgiveness, borrowers are eligible to defer paying the employer portion of social security payroll taxes from March 27, 2020 until their PPP loan is forgiven.

The amount of the deposit and payment of the employer’s share of social security tax that is deferred until loan forgiveness will be payable in two installments: 50% due on December 31, 2021 and the remainder on December 31, 2022.


Robert L. Tobey Robert L. Tobey, CPA is a Partner in the Tax Services practice at Grassi, where he guides clients through the complexities of tax planning and compliance on the federal, state and international levels. He specializes in helping pass-through entities, multi-state corporations, high-net-worth individuals and investors meet their business, tax savings and wealth preservation goals. Robert advises clients in a wide range of industries, with... Read full bio