The IRS will not issue tax return transcripts during the shutdown. In the interim we (FSMC) will temporarily suspend this requirement. However, we will require that the form 4506 T still be executed by the borrower(s) and contained in the file for future use. Once the shutdown has been resolved we must request all transcripts not retrieved during this period. Additionally we will require a copy of the borrower(s) most recent signed tax return. As with any exception needed we will address those on a case by case basis.
Jumbo Loans: We will have to follow individual investor guides for this requirement. As of now most all are still requiring transcripts but we are working on getting relief if the shutdown drags on for a longer period of time. We will update you as more information is available from our Jumbo investors
Social Security Number Verification:
Direct SSN verification may be not be available during the shutdown. If this is a requirement the loan can’t close until this process can be completed.
VOE/Verbal VOE for Government Employees:
This condition must still be adhered to in order to approve and close a loan. Both Agencies take differing stances on this issue but for eligibility across different secondary channels we must still comply with this requirement.
We do not do many of these transactions but for informational purposes USDA has ceased all but essential functions therefore all transactions must be delayed until the Govt. is funded.
FHA should not be significantly impacted as long as the shutdown is brief. In their release issued September 27, 2013 HUD indicated:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will continue to operate which means we will be able to continue accepting VA-guaranteed loans. Both lenders and borrowers will be able to obtain their Certificate of Eligibility online (webLGY for lenders, and eBenefits for Veterans), and they will still be able to submit applications and follow up on COEs that require more research with the Atlanta Eligibility Center. Remitting funding fees through the Funding Fee Payment System (FFPS) will continue. There may be a delay in appraisal processing due to temporary staff reductions.
FEMA Flood Insurance:
Based on the information available obtaining a flood cert and applicable insurance should not be an issue at this time. This could become problem depending on how long the shutdown lasts. We cannot close any loan that does not contain proper flood information and applicable insurance coverage if required.
First Savings Mortgage Corporation
8444 Westpark Drive, The Fourth Floor
McLean, VA 22102
Cell: (703) 350-1733
Office: (703) 564-1758
Direct E-Fax: (703) 564-4760
NMLS ID #340921
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