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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:

  • Christian Perez • September 14, 2020

    Joan was great, very transparent, and got me almost a percent lower with less money out of pocket than what my builder's lender was offering! Highly recommend.

  • Maria Luciani • February 14, 2017

    Thank you so much Joan for helping me get approved and close on my beautiful house after being denied by AMCAP and CORNERSTONE over silly stuff. I signed a contract with Stormi Harris from NEWMARK homes and she pretty much requested me to get approved with their preferred lenders. First, I went to AMCAP and later I was sent to CORNERSTONE. Both first approved me but after waiting and a second review or something like that denied me for not having 2-year employment history with same employer and for a couple of silly old issues on credit. At that point, I had given NEWMARK homes over $13,000 which sometimes as per all communications I felt builder I was not going to get back if I didn’t get approved. Then I after searching on google for local lenders I was lucky enough to find Clear Lending and after sending an approval request I got a call from Broker Joan Gallardo. I advised him about the urgency and after I sent him my documents requested he gave me peace of mind by telling me I had 90% chance of being able to close. Joan was so clear and precise with what to expect I felt I was on the right place. After few conditions we had to clear I got the good news I was Clear-To-Close. I am so thankful I want everyone to know this guy rocks and if you are buying a brand new house maybe you want to avoid builder lenders if you don’t have everything perfect. Loan Officers will tell you everything is ok but as I lived it I can see they had no idea what underwriting may come back with after waiting and waiting for an approval. Soo scary!!!! Thanks Clear Lending for saving me from a huge loss and helping realize my dreams. I will refer you all my friends or whoever ask me if I know a good lender!!!

  • Martha Murcia • November 10, 2018

    FROM GOOGLE: There’s only few people out there that would go ABOVE and BEYOND for a Customers needs! Words cannot express my deep appreciation for having found Joan Gallardo! Let’s just say, I was on the verge of loosing a big financial investment, I was dealing with a Lender that put me in a big financial strain as they kept delaying my closing date, I had zero confidence with the Lender and decided to find another source! I literally was expecting only a Miracle from above as at this stage of my loan I had less than 3 weeks to close on my home. When I say Joan was Godsend it’s a definite and true statement! I explained my situation to him in the hopes of a lender closing my loan with such short notice! Joan diligently worked on my loan day and night to meet the deadline! Who does that?!! No one really but Time was no barrier for him! 1am, 2am it didn’t matter, he worked on it! He almost even drove to the Lender I was using office location! I’ve never known someone as dedicated to their customer! I gave Joan a deadline of 10/31! Honestly I only expected a miracle to meet the deadline! Well thank God I’m overwhelmed and HAPPY to say today 10/31 I received my final closing docs and I’m a homeowner!! Please take my experience with Joan for anyone out there looking for a Lender or even a real estate agent JOAN GALLARDO is your Guy! He cares for his customers is dedicated and will do Everything in his willpower to get you into a house! Don’t settle for any promises of lenders out there! Do your due diligence first don’t fall into a situation as mine. I was thankfully blessed with an Amazing Loan officer and please be assured he will take care of all your needs or questions during your home loan and or home search process. I’m so grateful to have found him. If you need a home loan NOW, a prompt and highly knowledgeable loan officer contact JOAN GALLARDO!!

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