Under the PPP, the maximum loan amount is the lesser of \$10 million or an amount that you will calculate using a payroll-based formula specified in the Act, as explained below.

Section 2(d) of April 3 Guidance
The following methodology, which is one of the methodologies contained in the Act, will be most useful for many applicants.

i. Step 1: Aggregate payroll costs (defined in detail below in f.) from the last twelve months for employees whose principal place of residence is the United States.

ii. Step 2: Subtract any compensation paid to an employee in excess of an annual salary of \$100,000 and/or any amounts paid to an independent contractor or sole proprietor in excess of \$100,000 per year.

iii. Step 3: Calculate average monthly payroll costs (divide the amount from Step 2 by 12).

iv. Step 4: Multiply the average monthly payroll costs from Step 3 by 2.5.

v. Step 5: Add the outstanding amount of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) made between January 31, 2020 and April 3, 2020, less the amount of any ‘‘advance’’ under an EIDL COVID–19 loan (because it does not have to be repaid).

The examples below illustrate this methodology.

i. Example 1—No employees make more than \$100,000
Annual payroll: \$120,000
Average monthly payroll: \$10,000
Multiply by 2.5 = \$25,000
Maximum loan amount is \$25,000

ii. Example 2—Some employees make more than \$100,000
Annual payroll: \$1,500,000
Subtract compensation amounts in excess of an annual salary of \$100,000: \$1,200,000
Average monthly qualifying payroll: \$100,000
Multiply by 2.5 = \$250,000
Maximim loan amount is \$250,000

iii. Example 3—No employees make more than \$100,000, outstanding EIDL loan of \$10,000.
Annual payroll: \$120,000
Average monthly payroll: \$10,000
Multiply by 2.5 = \$25,000
Add EIDL loan of \$10,000 = \$35,000
Maximum loan amount is \$35,000

iv. Example 4—Some employees make more than \$100,000, outstanding EIDL loan of \$10,000
Annual payroll: \$1,500,000
Subtract compensation amounts in excess of an annual salary of \$100,000: \$1,200,000
Average monthly qualifying payroll: \$100,000
Multiply by 2.5 = \$250,000
Add EIDL loan of \$10,000 = \$260,000
Maximum loan amount is \$260,000

Section 2(e) of April 3 Guidance