Selling Guide

Published June 3, 2020

The Selling Guide is organized into parts that reflect how lenders generally categorize various aspects of their business relationship with Fannie Mae. To begin browsing, select from any of the sections below. You may also download the entire Selling Guide in PDF format.

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Does the tax deadline extension affect required documentation?

Note: This FAQ comes from the published COVID-19, FAQs on Underwriting & General

Does the tax deadline extension issued as a result of the COVID-19 emergency affect documentation requirements?

Lenders should continue to obtain the most recent year’s tax return filed by the borrower as indicated in B1-1-03, Allowable Age of Credit Documents and Federal Income Tax Returns. However, lenders are not required to obtain a copy of the IRS Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) filed with the IRS, until the point at which the tax deadline extension has expired.  Accordingly, lenders are not required to review the total tax liability reported on IRS Form 4868 and compare it with the borrower’s tax liability from the previous two years as a measure of income source stability and continuance.

For more information, refer to the published Lender Letter LL-2020-03, Impact of COVID-19 on Originations.

 

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