One Year Tax Return Loan

One year tax return home loan

When applying for a mortgage, it is possible to obtain a home loan by showing only the most recent year’s tax return.

The one year tax return policy exists with a small number of lenders and is traditionally more easier to asses income policy as it reflects the most recent year’s income when applying for a loan. See also two year tax return loan.

One year tax return home loan

Benefits of using 1 year tax returns

Providing only one years’ tax return when applying for a loan is easier than providing 2 years’ worth of tax returns traditionally requested from most lenders. This policy allows you use you the ability to do the following;

  • Minimise paper work
  • Simplified credit assessment
  • Use company profits in servicing assessment
  • Use addbacks in the most recent years tax return
  • Access the medical professional home loan package
  • Use most recent year’s income rather than averaging the 2 previous years which in most cases usually brings you lower average income. If you had previous year loss, this could negatively affect your overall servicing position.
Year 1 Year 2




Income considered


$120,000 (average of two year figures)

The above table demonstrates that using the most recent years' income will give an additional $20,000 in income which can be used to determine the serviceability of your loan.

Max LVR for a 1 year tax return loan

Maximum LVR for a one year tax return loan is as follows

Lenders who offer one year tax return loan

There are only a handful of lenders offering 1 year tax return loan. These include the following type of lenders

  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Non-Bank lenders

Types of loans available for a loan using one year tax returns

You can get any of the following loan types showing 1 year tax return loans

At Mortgage Providers we have been financing people who are self-employed for a loan time and know which lenders to place you with to give you the best serviceability utilising the highest income available. Send us an online enquiry and our brokers will contact you!