We have some loans that are current and report as current on our file we send to the credit bureaus; however, they have collected late fees in the past and we do not require the customer to pay these fees before we consider the account current, but the late fees are totaled on our core system.
My question is: How should we report Amount Past Due?
The Credit Reporting Resource Guide states that this "field should include late charges and fees, if applicable" and it also states "If the Account Status is current, this field should be zero." I am not sure how to handle this. We report the account current because they are not past due on any regular payments; however, there are still late charges outstanding.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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