Fannie Mae – Self-Employed Income: Can I use the personal returns of a self-employed borrower to document income, or do I also need business tax returns? [NEW Calculator – Fannie Mae Form 1088 – Business Income Comparative Analysis]

Answer: This really depends on whether or not your borrower meets the exception for waiving the requirement for business tax returns.  See the highlighted portion below.  If your borrower is not exempt, then the lender will need to evaluate the business income.  If the business income is required to be analyzed, Fannie Mae has a [...]