January 8, 2018
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InfoSight Highlight: IRS Form 1098 

Credit unions (i.e., "interest recipients"/lenders) who receive mortgage interest payments of $600 or more during a calendar year, must report those interest payments to both the member (i.e., payer of record making those payments) and to the IRS on "Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement."

In 1994, the IRS issued a final regulation on reporting prepaid interest in the form of points paid on residential mortgages. Although this regulation took effect December 8, 1994, the reporting requirements do not apply to points received before January 1, 1995.
The IRS compares the 1098 provided by the credit union with the mortgage interest payments claimed as deductions on the member's income tax return.

What is a mortgage?
For purposes of this reporting requirement, a mortgage is defined as an obligation (e.g., a loan) secured (all or in part) by real property. It is the credit union's responsibility, as the interest recipient, to make the determination as to what a mortgage is. Note that real property includes a manufactured home, including certain mobile homes.

How do multiple mortgages effect credit unions?
The credit union must file a separate 1098 for each mortgage on which it received interest of $600 or more during a calendar year. If the credit union receives less than $600 of interest on a mortgage then no reporting is required.

What are mortgage interest payments?
According to Form 1098, the term mortgage interest includes "interest on any obligation secured by real property, including a home equity, line of credit, or credit card loan."

Delay of Prepaid Accounts Rule likely    

The CFPB has issued a  statement on its Prepaid Accounts Rule , indicating that it "expects to issue a final rule amending certain aspects of its 2016 rule governing prepaid accounts soon after the new year. As part of that process, the Bureau expects, based on its review of the comments received, to further extend the effective date of the 2016 rule to allow additional time for implementation of the final rule. The Bureau proposed making changes to the prepaid rule in June; the comment period on the proposal ended in August."
NCUA issues Letter to Credit Unions regarding examination priorities  
In case you missed it, the NCUA recently issued a Letter to Credit Unions highlighting the agency's areas of examination focus for 2018:  cybersecurity, bank secrecy (customer due diligence), internal controls and fraud prevention, interest rate and liquidity risk, auto lending, commercial lending, consumer compliance (HMDA, MLA, and overdraft policies).  

Source:  NCUA
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