CARES Act Payroll Protection Program Loans
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|CARES Act Payroll Protection Program Loans|
|8. CARES Act Payroll Protection Program Loans||
Between April 29 and May 7, 2020, the Company obtained for each of its operating subsidiaries a loan from BBVA USA (“BBVA”) pursuant to the Payroll Protection Plan (the “PPP”) which was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“the CARES Act”) and administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The PPP loans were necessary to support ongoing operations due to current economic hardship, uncertainty, and the significant negative effects on the business operations and activity levels of the applicants attributable to COVID-19 including the impact of “lock-downs”, “quarantines” and “shut-downs”. The PPP loans were used primarily to restore employee pay-cuts, recall furloughed or laid-off employees, support the payroll costs for existing employees, hire new employees, and for other allowable purposes including interest costs on certain business mortgage obligations, rent and utilities. Each of the Company’s subsidiary executed a separate promissory note evidencing unsecured loans under the PPP. The following promissory notes were executed by the Company and its subsidiaries: GEE Group, Inc., for $1,992 (the “GEE Group Note”), Scribe Solutions, Inc. for $277 (the “Scribe Note”), Agile Resources, Inc. is for $1,206 (the “Agile Note”), Access Data Consulting Corporation for $1,456 (the “Access Note”), Paladin Consulting, Inc. for $1,925 (the “Paladin Note”), SNI Companies, Inc. for $10,000 (the “SNI Note”), Triad Personnel Services, Inc. for $404 (the “Triad Personnel Note”), Triad Logistics, Inc. for $78 (the “Triad Logistics Note”), and BMCH, Inc. for $2,589 (the “BMCH Note”). The GEE Group Note, the Scribe Note, the Agile Note, the Access Note, the Paladin Note, the SNI Note, the Triad Personnel Note, the Triad Logistics Note, and the BMCH Note are referred to together as the “PPP Notes” and each individually as a “PPP Note”. The loans evidenced by the PPP Notes (the “PPP Loans”) are being made through BBVA as the lender.
The Company and its operating subsidiaries are in the process of applying for forgiveness of their respective outstanding PPP loans with their lender, BBVA USA, and the SBA. Management believes that the Company qualifies and is eligible for forgiveness of its loans based on existing available guidance; however, some questions and matters of interpretation may remain to be determined or decided upon by the SBA or possibly other governmental or legislative actions that cannot be fully predicted or even fully anticipated at this stage. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the Company or its operating subsidiaries will ultimately achieve forgiveness in whole or in part of its outstanding PPP loans. Accordingly, the Company and its operating subsidiaries continue to account for their PPP loans as outstanding debt in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. During February 2021, the Company’s subsidiary, Scribe Solutions, Inc., was notified by the SBA that its total outstanding PPP Loan and accrued interest in the amount of $279 were forgiven.
The PPP Loans have two-year terms and bear interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. Scheduled principal and accrued interest payments are due and payable in monthly instalments, resulting in aggregate principal payments per annum for the current and future fiscal years as follows: fiscal 2021- $2,212, and fiscal 2022 – $17,619. Monthly principal and interest payments under the PPP Loans are to be deferred to either (1) the date that SBA remits the borrower’s loan forgiveness amount to the lender, or (2) if the borrower does not apply for loan forgiveness, 10 months after the end of the borrower’s loan forgiveness covered period. Therefore, the scheduled principal and accrued interest payments presented here may be expected to change. The PPP Loans may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties.