This past Friday, our friends in D.C. added a late fix to the Senate tax reform bill to help avoid some hefty tax hikes for mortgage servicers. The original tax reform bill called for mortgage servicers to pay taxes upfront on projected income they would have received over the life of a mortgage… yikes! That could have been a MAJOR shakeup for our entire industry. Larger correspondent lenders would have had to adjust their margins and pricing to account for the larger tax payments, which would have created some collateral damage for the smaller lenders who depend on selling their loans in the secondary market. Seeing how the new tax reform bill is sure to bring some big changes to our industry with the new mortgage-interest deduction rules… the amendment was a big win for the industry.
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