MBA Applauds Senate for Inclusion of Rounds Amendment in Tax Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2, 2017) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, offered the following statement praising efforts by Senate Leadership, Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senator David Perdue (R-GA), to address language in Section 13221 of the Senate Tax Reform Bill relating to mortgage servicing rights (MSRs).

"I want to personally thank Majority Leader McConnell, Chairman Hatch, Senator Rounds, Chairman Crapo, and Senator Perdue for working with us and commend them for their efforts on this important issue. Because of the Rounds Amendment, this package will protect the ability of most Americans to obtain safe, decent shelter and affordable home mortgage credit without disruption. Had this language not been included, the change in tax accounting for MSRs would have had a devastating impact on the flow of capital that supports a robust and competitive real estate finance market, both single-and commercial/multifamily. We thank the Senate for its leadership on this issue."