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Income Verification - What do you need to provide?

Posted on 14 June 2018
Income Verification - What do you need to provide?

Personal income today comes in so many different forms and structures. If you're thinking of applying for a mortgage, below you'll find a quick summary of the different types and what's generally acceptable as verification.

Permanent Salary Employee -  Usually requires 2 of the following: Employment letter, paystub, direct deposit into your bank account, tax returns, notice of assesment.

Contract employee -  Considered a form of self employment as the employee is responsible for deducting income taxes, not the employer. Need to provide most recent 2 years tax return (T1 General), and notice of assesments. A copy of the contract is nice to have on hand as well.

Part time employee - Must be at that same employer for at least 2 years for the income to be usable. Will need employment letter, paystubs, and either 2 years notice of assesments or 2 years T4s.

Self employed -  Need proof of self employment with articles of incorporation or business registration. Depending on the downpayment amount, may also need recent 2 years tax returns and notice of assesments.

Pension/Retirement Income - 3 months bank account statements showing deposits and end of year tax statement.

Disability Income -  Confirmation that this is permanent disability income and not short term or temporary. 3 months bank account statements showing deposits into bank account.

Rental Income -  Copies of all leases and recent 2 year tax returns along with notice of assesments.

Overseas/International Income -  2 recent tax returns from the country of the income origination as well as any corresponding Canadian income taxes. If taxes are not filed in that country, a letter of employment, along with bank account history may suffice.

As with everything else, each application is looked at on it's own merits and as such the above recommendations are a general guideline. Additional info may also be required after lender review.

If you have an income situation we haven't addressed above, please give us a call at the office to discuss.

Yours in Financing,
Sherwood Mortgage Group

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