If you are thinking of applying for a mortgage shortly then you will need to provide a range of documents to support your application.
As a freelance contractor one of the documents that will be requested by your mortgage broker or bank is the SA302.
An SA302 is a one page statement from HMRC showing your personal income details for a particular tax year for example 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014. You will need to request these directly from HMRC by calling 0300 200 3310.
Why do lenders like SA302s?
Simple, they come from a government agency - HMRC. Your personal tax return shows exactly the same data but you could have prepared this yourself so lenders ask for SA302s instead.
When should I request them?
As soon as possible - they may take two weeks or more to be posted to you so we urge you to request them from HMRC in plenty of time.
Any questions, then do get in touch with us on 0845 834 0269 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org