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Just out of curiosity, what are other tax pros seeing in terms of requests from mortgage lenders? And how are you responding for your self-employed clients?
Update, as a coincidence - I just got a request from a Major Bank in our city for a letter on behalf of a client who is a partner in the largest law firm in the state; and a relatively junior "income" partner, who makes about $250K, all guaranteed payments. The "equity partners" get a good bit more.

Anyway, they desperately needed a letter from me, on our firm's letterhead, saying that this guy is who he says he is, and that we've done his tax returns for X years, and that he really is a partner in that law firm, and he owns the other business interest that he owns.

They already got copies of the returns directly from the client - that's a whole other rigamarole that makes me mad, getting signed releases every time a client wants to refinance or something.

I guess my saying so makes it true.

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