Please see the most recent updated post about 2018/2019 USDA Income Limits here. USDA Rural Housing income limits for Florida as of April 2015. The income limit for most of Florida is now set at $75,850 for a family of 1-4, with certain Florida counties higher. In addition, households with 5+ members are permitted to make much more. Previously the majority of Florida counties were capped at $74,750 for a family of 1-4 people and $98,650 for a 5 to 8 person household. Those income limits have been increased which is great for all USDA loan applicants!
Home buyers want to remember a few important things in regards to USDA Rural Development income limits:
- The income limits apply to ALL people living in the home that receives income – even if they are NOT listed on the loan application. This is important to remember and applies to both USDA purchase and refinance loans. Example: Husband and wife together make a gross income of $60,000 per year. In addition, they have their elderly parent that lives with them, but they are not applying for the mortgage, or listed on the loan application. This parent receives $12,000 per year in social security income. For USDA income eligibility purposes their household income amount would be $72,000 per year.
- One exception is working full-time students, as only a max of $480 of their yearly income ( if they work) is included. However, if they are also a dependent, the $480.00 can be removed thus canceling out their income altogether.
- For W2 earners the USDA income limits are based on gross income, not NET income. 1099 or self-employed workers income calculations can be more complex, we recommend these applicants contact us.
- Dependent deduction – Each household can deduct $480 per dependent.
- Child care expenses when applicable. Documentable daycare expenses, etc.
- Certain unreimbursed business expenses.
- The USDA RD income limits only apply to household income at the time of closing. Future income or earning potential is not considered.
Update 2018: please find the newly updated USDA income limit here.
If your household income is close to the limit, be sure to calculate your income deductions properly. We often see this as the difference in turning an ineligible household to ELIGIBLE for USDA financing. USDA has a handy income calculator located here. This will do all the math for you, just follow the step listed. If you have questions or aren’t sure about something, reach out to us! We would love to hear from you – just submit the short Info Request Form on this page for fast service. You can also contact us at 7 days a week at ph: 800-743-7556
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