Cracking the Personal Tax Return Code Part 1: Form 1040, Schedules B & C

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StreamedFeb 21, 2024Duration90 minutes
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Tax returns are almost written in a secret code. This program and the accompanying software are the ‘magic’ code breakers you need.

Determining actual cash flow from a personal income tax return is critical for a lender because borrowers don’t repay debt with taxable income; they use cash flow. Learn to accurately interpret personal tax returns and identify reliable, recurring income.
  • General: Identify recurring incomes as cash flow… and learn to ignore the rest
  • Schedule B: Determine qualifying cash flows from interest-earning investments, dividend-producing investments, etc. 
  • Schedule B: Identify and ignore phantom incomes that pass through as interest or dividends
  • Schedule C: Find hidden incomes and become aware of a hidden expense in sole proprietorships


Tax returns don’t show cash flow; they show taxable income. What you need to know is cash flow because that is how your loan is paid back. With the process outlined in this session and the free Lenders Tax Analyzer© software each registrant receives, you will gain an easy, reliable method to convert a borrower’s personal tax return (Form 1040) into a borrower’s cash flow statement.

This is Part 1 of a two-part series.  In Part 1, you will learn to cash flow the front page of Form 1040, Schedule B (interest and dividend incomes) and Schedule C (sole proprietorship incomes). When you finish this session, you will be able do a little ‘magic’ and convert taxable incomes into cash flows that you can plug into your credit scoring model, your debt-to-income ratio, or your disposable income calculation.  (Note: This session is designed for consumer and commercial lenders. This method does not follow Fannie, Freddie, or QM rules used in mortgage lending.)


This informative session is designed for lending personnel, including chief lending officers, service representatives, new accounts personnel, loan officers, loan underwriters, loan sales officers, credit analysts, loan processors, branch managers, CEOs, and other key lending staff.


  • Free copy of 2023 Lenders Tax Analyzer© software for 2023, 2022, and 2021 personal tax returns
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

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Presented By

Tim Harrington, CPATimothy P. Harrington
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