The SBA will verify the following:
a. Have you provided complete copies of the personal Federal tax returns for the last three years from all required individuals. Federal tax returns are required from each 8a applicant and each officer, director, partner, member and anyone who holds more than 10% ownership interest in the business concern.
DO NOT SUBMIT COPIES OF THE INDIVIDUALS STATE TAX RETURNS
b. If any of these Individuals are married and have filed taxes separately, have you submitted the personal tax returns for each spouse?
c. Have you included all W-2 forms and do they add up to the wages reported on the personal tax returns?
d. Have all schedules and attachments identified been included?
e. Do the 8a applicant’s tax returns verify that they devote full-time to the 8a applicant business concern?
If not, has the 8a applicant provided a letter from each past employer indicating their last date of employment?
f. Does the 8a applicant’s tax return show that he or she is the highest compensated individual within the business concern?
If not, has proof been included that verifies that the 8a applicant is the highest compensated individual?
g. Have all tax returns been signed?
h. Have you included copies of the cancelled check, bank statement or IRS account balance transcript to show payment for all amounts indicated on the “Amount you Owe” line of the tax return?
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