Self Employed Mortgages | Are your tax returns a problem?

Are you a self-employed person and when
tax time comes around you either get very creative or ask your CPA to get very creative or ask your CPA to get
very creative so that you can all as very little to the IRS as possible? Well congratulations on reducing your taxable income! I am Laura Borja and I welcome
you to this week’s The Mortgage Minute where I’m going to tell you why that’s
not such a great idea if you’re trying to qualify for a home loan. You may have saved yourself some cash in reducing your taxable income so you
don’t have to pay Uncle Sam but you might be shorting yourself in your
ability to qualify for that home that you want for you and your family. As a self-employed person you need to understand that lenders do not use the
gross profit or gross receipts of your business. We start off with looking at
your net profit, the very bottom line then we take a look at all of your tax
forms which is why we asked you for complete copies and there’s some items
that we add back in some items that we deduct from your taxes to calculate what
we consider to be your qualifying income for self-employment That amount might be
a small percentage of what your business is actually taking in. So that’s
something that you need to keep in mind as you’re filing your tax returns and
also remember we require two years of tax returns so making the change is not
something that can happen instantaneously because even if you were
more conservative with your write-offs let’s say in 2016 if 2015 you wrote off
the majority of your income, the two year average might still keep you from being able to qualify for that home loan that you want. so there you have it a quick
overview of self-employment income for the purpose of qualifying for a loan Have any questions or maybe want to know how much qualifying income your tax
returns actually show us? By all means reach out to me you can send me an email
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