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Too many deductions on your income taxes?

 

Have you ever been denied a mortgage loan due to tax write-offs?

As we get ready for tax season, we put together our W-2s or 1099s, maybe some medical expenses, our children education expenses and all receipts we’ve been collecting throughout the year so our CPA or Tax Preparer can claim them in the form of deductions to either get the fattest check back or simply pay the least possible taxes to Uncle Sam.

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For the most part, any expenses claimed on tax returns may help save on taxes due, but did you know it can also reduce or even kill your borrowing ability?

In simple terms, the use of deductions reduces your qualifying income by the same amount of deductions reported. So for instance, a wage earner who reports $60,000 on his/her W-2 and who also reports unreimbursed employee expenses of $20,000 for that same year, his/her qualifying income will be reduced to $40,000. This will definetely affect person's borrowing ability. 

While for self-employed borrowers the criterion is the same, there are more options as certain deductions not available to wage earners may not reduce qualifying income while do reduce taxes due.

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This is why as we get into tax season whether you are a wage earner or self-employed be sure to contact us to share your coming plans as well as talk with your CPA or Tax Preparer ahead of time to let them know you are looking to get a mortgage loan. This way, you can strategically prepare your taxes, preserving your borrowing potential and still maybe saving on taxes as well.

At Clear Lending, we will conduct a free analysis helping you understand your chances of qualifying for a mortgage based on your current filed income documents. Simply contact us and we will help you understand key areas of concern you may want to consult with your CPA or Tax Preparer before filing your taxes so your plans to purchase a home in the near future are not shattered. 

Please take this information into account in the coming tax season. 

Don't wait any longer and find out how much you can get Pre-Approved for.

Whether you are considering purchasing or refinancing an existing mortgage loan, Clear Lending can help you. Simply complete our secure and encrypted Pre-Approval Form online and we will contact you right away to review best options for you. 

This advertisement is not an offer for an extension of credit. Programs available only to qualified borrowers. Programs subject to change without notice. Underwriting terms and conditions apply. Some restrictions may apply.


Customers Reviews:

  • Marina Aguilar • April 24, 2014

    Joan,
    I can't thank you enough for what you did for me and my family. You made the impossible possible. I still can't believe that I am now a homeowner. After being turned down by my bank, a top 3 bank in the US, and them explaining to me that there was no way I was going to be able to purchase a home anytime soon, now I can say that you work miracles. The best experience from this is that you were the most truthful person that I have worked with in this process. Before loan officers would just make me lose time. I have been in this process for the past 4 years until I was referred to you. You on the other hand were able to help me in less than 3 months. And not even at that you gave me the lowest interest rate there is in the market. Thank you.

  • Roberto & Irene • August 04, 2017

    I wanted to buy a second home, without having to sell my primary home in Florida. I had originally contracted another mortgage broker to help me secure a loan. I spent so much valuable time with this broker only for her to tell me that I could not obtain any financing unless I sold my house in Florida. I was so frustrated with the original broker that I decided to look online for another mortgage company. I found Clear Lending. OMG talk about professionalism, knowledgeable, and the dedication Joan from Clear Lending, and his staff that in 3 months I had a new home in Texas, without selling my home in Florida. The best part of this that under the Clear Lending umbrella I was able to get my mortgage and Real Estate agent under one roof.

  • Sohail Ahmed • October 03, 2016

    Thanks Joan for helping me refinance my house at such an excellent interest rate. For anyone reading this I want to let you know Joan has worked very hard even calling me 10:00 pm to push me get him documents needed for a final approval. I am very happy you Joan worked my loan and actually we will talk soon for my new coming home. Thanks again Joan.  

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