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My name is Ryan Boughen, and my job is to provide you with amazing customer service for your mortgage.

Many people in the real estate business tell me that it is difficult to find professionals that have a strong work ethic, patience, and are willing to go the extra mile.  I wrote this blog post to help you have an amazing experience while working with me to obtain your next mortgage.

 

What is a T1 General?

 

A T1 General Tax Return is typically a 4-5 page document used in Canada by individuals to file their personal income tax return.  Individuals with tax payable during a calendar year must use the T1 to file their total income from all sources, including employment and self-employment   income, interest, dividends, and capital gains, rental income, and so on. 
 
After applicable deductions and adjustments, the net income and taxable income are determined, from which the federal tax and the provincial or territorial tax are calculated to give the total payable.  Subtracting total credits, which include the tax withheld, the filer will either receive a refund or have balance owing, which may be zero. The T1 and any balance owing for each year are generally due by the end of April of the following year.
 
 
 
Why do lenders require T1 Generals?
 
If you are self-employed, traditional lenders normally require 2 years T1 General Tax Returns to confirm that you are filing taxes as a self-employed individual and sometimes we can “add back” certain expenses into your income in order to better qualify you for financing.
 
 
 
Where can I find my T1 General?
 
T1 general should be in your tax file but can also be received or completed through an accountant, tax company (ie H&R Block) or by the individual for submission of their personal taxes to Revenue Canada. 
 
If you need more help finding your T1 Generals, information on mortgage rates and mortgage pre-approvals, or are a first time home buyer in Regina, contact me anytime.
 
This article is not intended to provide tax advice or any other advice.