YES, to Business Owners
What is a Profit and Loss Loan?
A profit and loss loan looks at a company’s P&L statement to determine if borrowers qualify for a loan. This eliminates the need to use tax returns which can be helpful when applicants take a large number of deductions and do not qualify for traditional financing.
A P&L loan gives them a chance to show their company’s profitability even if their tax returns and bank statements do not reflect this information.
How do borrowers qualify for a P&L Loan?
While the qualifying factors can be different with each lender, here is what can be expected from MCF Mortgage:
A credit score of at least 599 – They do not need perfect credit, but they must prove that they can handle their financial obligations
Proof they have been self-employed for at least 2 years – This gives us the satisfaction of knowing they have been successful for at least 2 years and that their business will continue
Provide a 12-to-24-month P&L statement – Providing P&L statements that average out the income over 1 to 2 years allows MCF Mortgage to see their business cycles and its difficulties so they do not get pre-approved for a loan that they might not be able to afford year-round.
Provide a statement from a licensed CPA, enrolled Tax Agent, or licensed Tax Preparer– This endorses the fact that they are self-employed, and the income being claimed on their P&L is accurate and true.
Why Use a Profit & Loss Loan?
P&L loans are most common for self-employed borrowers that take a lot of deductions at tax time. It is also great for business owners that do not have the bank statements to prove their regular income.
They do not have to supply a reason – as long as they have P&L statements certified by their CPA, tax agent, or tax preparer, they can use them to prove their income. It is a fantastic way to get a mortgage loan much faster without having to mess with the deductions allowed to be taken on income tax returns.