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Do loans that receive that receive payment deferrals have to be reported as past due?

Borrowers who were current prior to becoming affected by COVID-19 and then receive a payment deferral as a result of the effects of COVID-19 generally would not be reported as past due. Each financial institution should consider the specific facts and circumstances regarding its payment accommodations for borrowers affected by COVID-19 in determining the appropriate reporting treatment in accordance with U.S. GAAP and regulatory reporting instructions. Past due reporting status in regulatory reports should be determined in accordance with the contractual terms of a loan, as its terms have been revised under a payment accommodation or similar program provided to an individual customer or across-the-board to all affected customers. If all payments are current in accordance with the revised terms of the loan, the loan would not be reported as past due.

For loans subject to a payment deferral program on which payments were past due prior to the borrower being affected by COVID-19, it is the Office of Banking’s and the FDIC’s position that the delinquency status of the loan may be adjusted back to the status that existed at the date of the borrower became affected, essentially being frozen for the duration of the payment deferral period. For example, if a consumer loan subject to a payment deferral program was 60 days past due on the date of the borrower became affected by COVID-19, an institution would continue to report the loan in its regulatory reports as 60 days past due during the deferral period (unless the loan is reported in nonaccrual status or charged off).

FDIC FAQs for Financial Institutions Affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)