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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:

  • Raven P • July 12, 2019

    FROM GOOGLE: AWESOME! Thank you, Joan, for everything! Charles and I are very happy with our experience and our new home. Thank you for being patient and explaining everything so thoroughly. Joan and his staff are great. Everyone was very helpful and friendly along the way. If you're a first time home buyer Joan is the perfect person to help you.

  • Luis Ramirez • October 29, 2015

    Joan is an awesome loan officer! Not only has he helped me but also my family and friends I referred him. He literally is available any time you have questions or need him. He makes the home buying/refinance process very stress free. With his professionalism and expertise, he finds a way to get you the house of your dreams. I highly recommend him!

  • Natalia y Juan Ochoa • August 27, 2013

    Buenas noches Joan,

    Espero que este mensaje lo encuentre bien. Le escribo para darle las gracias por su ayuda y apoyo durante el proceso del préstamo de nuestra casa, aprecio su servicio y interés ante la situación y mas que todo su eficiencia y profesionalismo para realizarlo.

    De nuevo mil gracias por ser parte de este momento tan importante para nosotros . Le deseamos la mejor de la suerte a usted y a su empresa.

    Esperamos seguir en contacto para un futuro.

    Un cordial saludo,

    Natalia y Juan

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