As expected, Furniture Insights results from April 2020 have shown significant drops in orders, with 100% participants reporting a decline. New orders in April 2020 were down 61% from April 2019 and down 52% from this March. The April results brought the year to date orders to a decline of 21%.
A new application and instructions to apply for tax-free forgiveness of the new small business loans is now available. Released June 17, the Form 3508EZ and instructions allow eligible borrowers that meet certain criteria to take advantage of a simplified forgiveness application process, which eliminates the complicated forgiveness calculations previously required.
On June 4, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that adjusts several PPP loan forgiveness provisions was signed into law. These changes clarified several questions that remained and could make loan forgiveness more attainable for certain business owners.