TIP OF THE DAY- FREDDIE SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME

TIP OF THE DAY- FREDDIE SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME DISCLOSED BUT NOT USED TO QUALIFY

The Seller is not required to obtain any additional documentation or evaluate the income or loss from the self-employment for each Borrower on the Mortgage who:

·         Has a primary source of income, other than self-employment, used for qualifying for the Mortgage (e.g., salaried income from primary employment), and

·         Is self-employed and self-employment income is a secondary source of income

For each Borrower on the Mortgage who is self-employed and does not have another source of income that is used in qualifying for the Mortgage, the following requirements apply:

·         The Seller must obtain pages 1 and 2 of the Borrower's federal individual income tax returns, and the applicable schedules (e.g., Schedule C, Schedule E), to determine if there is a business loss that may have an impact on the stable monthly income. Refer to Section 5302.4(b) for information about using IRS tax transcripts to meet certain portions of this requirement.

o    If a business loss is reported and the Borrower qualifies with the loss, then the Seller is not required to obtain any additional documentation relating to the business loss

o    If a business loss is reported and the Borrower does not qualify with the loss, then the Seller must perform a business and income analysis to determine whether depreciation adjustments or other factors such as business closure or evidence of a one-time non-recurring event justify a reduction of the reported loss when calculating the stable monthly income. The Seller must obtain additional documentation needed in order to fully evaluate the loss and support the analysis (e.g., business tax returns (final or otherwise), evidence of a one-time non-recurring event).

·         If the tax returns or other documentation in the Mortgage file (e.g., IRS tax transcripts, additional Schedule K-1's) reflect positive income from self-employment but that income is not used to qualify, additional documentation (e.g., complete business or federal individual income tax return(s)) is not required

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