4. NOTES PAYABLE
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
Long-Term Note Payable
On May 4, 2020, the Company entered into a potentially forgivable loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) resulting in net proceeds of $1,200,047 pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) enacted by Congress under the CARES Act administered by the SBA (the “PPP Loan”). To facilitate the PPP Loan, the Company entered into a Note Payable Agreement with a bank (the “Lender”) (the “PPP Loan Agreement”).
The PPP Loan will mature on May 4, 2022. However, under the CARES Act and the PPP Loan Agreement, all payments of both principal and interest will be deferred until at least December 4, 2020. The PPP Loan accrues interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum, and interest will continue to accrue throughout the period the PPP Loan is outstanding, or until it is forgiven. The Company has applied for forgiveness of all loan proceeds used to pay payroll costs and other qualifying expenses during the 24-week period following receipt of the loan, and believes that the Company maintained its employment and compensation within applicable parameters during such period. The Company’s forgiveness application is currently awaiting review and processing with the SBA. Any amounts forgiven will not be included in the Company’s taxable income. As specifically intended under the program, the PPP Loan, together with our cost savings initiatives, helped us to continue operations without salary reductions, layoffs or furloughs, during the challenging and uncertain economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PPP Loan is accounted for as a financial liability in accordance with FASB ASC 470, “Debt” and interest is accrued in accordance with the interest method. Additional interest is not imputed at a market rate pursuant to a scope exception for interest rates prescribed by governmental agencies under the applicable guidance.
The proceeds from the PPP Loan are recorded as a long-term liability on the balance sheet until either (1) the loan is, in part or wholly, forgiven and the company has been “legally released” or (2) the Company pays off the loan to the Lender. Once the loan is, in part or wholly, forgiven, and legal release is received, the Company will reduce the liability by the amount forgiven and record a gain on extinguishment in the statement of operations in the period of extinguishment.
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Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef