Congress just passed an additional $321 billion worth of spending for the Paycheck Protection Program. But even when some small businesses receive the aid money, they’re not sure how to use it.
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Saving jobs is at the heart of Congress’ coronavirus small-business rescue program. But as NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben reports, even when some businesses receive the money, they’re not sure how to use it.
DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN, BYLINE: The Paycheck Protection Program sounds simple – give small businesses money to keep people on payroll. But Adam Markowitz says it hasn’t been simple at all.
ADAM MARKOWITZ: It’s a mess – just the calculation of who counts for payroll, what counts for payroll.
KURTZLEBEN: Markowitz works at a Florida accounting firm and spoke to NPR via Skype. He rattled off a list of how what payroll means has changed since the program was created.
MARKOWITZ: There was a