Income Verification Letter

An Income Verification Letter provides proof of employment and income and is typically used to apply for a loan or mortgage.

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Most people choose to take on an immense financial burden in real estate and apply for a mortgage. Banks and other financial institutions will then require proof of income and are usually supplied by way of an Income Verification Letter.

Apart from that, renting will commonly require you to provide the same letter to prove you're gainfully employed and receiving regular wages.

What Is an Income Verification Letter?

The employer usually writes the Income Verification Letter. It can be anyone in the company supervising the employee and has the authority to sign such documents. Alternatively, the employee may write the Income Verification Letter on their own and ask the employer to sign or seal the letter to validate it.

The letter only has to contain the necessary information regarding the job, employment duration, and the employee's annual or monthly income.

Other Names for Income Verification Letter

Depending on your state, the Income Verification Letter may also be known as:

  • Verification of Salary Letter
  • Proof of Income Letter
  • Proof of Employment Letter
  • Employment Confirmation Letter
  • Salary Verification Letter
  • Work Verification Letter

Who Needs an Income Verification Letter?

An employed individual applying for a loan, housing, government subsidy program, or anything similar may be required to supply an Income Verification Letter.

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What Information Will I Need to Create My Income Verification Letter?

To create your document, please provide:

  • Employee Details: The legal name of the employee, address, zip code, state, and other contact information.
  • Employer Details: The legal name of the company/employer and contact information.
  • Date: The date the letter is to be written.
  • Income Information: Details of the salary for the most recent period, not just average.
  • Recipient Information: The party requesting income verification.
  • Method of Delivery: Select how the letter will be sent.
  • Signature: The employer or its representative's signature.

Income Verification Letter Terms

  • Gross Income: The total of all wages, profits, and other forms of earnings
  • Compulsory Payroll Taxes: Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay
  • Inflation: Changes in monetary value over time
  • Subsidy: Any government benefit received
  • Salutation: Addressing the person whom you're writing to in a letter
  • SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps
  • Eligibility: Having the right to be included in something or a program

Income Verification Letter Signing Requirements

Before an employer signs the Income Verification Letter, they should make sure every piece of information is accurate. The signature makes the document valid. Even though you are not required to have it notarized, you may choose to do so.

What to Do with Your Income Verification Letter?

After the employer signs the Income Verification Letter, the employee would take it to the intended recipient. That could be a potential landlord, bank, or another entity asking for proof of income.

Frequently Asked Questions

Having your Income Verification Letter when you’re applying for a loan, for example, is just the first step of providing evidence about your employment. Even though that can be enough in some cases, banks, for example, may ask for two more ways to confirm the letter. You might be asked to supply the last three pay stubs or past tax returns. Often, bank statements for the past few months may also suffice. You could also get the Income Verification Letter notarized to signal your seriousness.

If you’re self-employed, you can write the letter on your own behalf. You can provide the IRS’s Form 1099 used for the miscellaneous income. Your past tax returns and bank statements can often be proof enough for the letter.

If you have a good credit score, you might not be asked to provide any proof of income to get a new car loan. Even though cars cost less than homes, lenders will often ask for proof of income if you don’t have adequate standing with the bank. So, you can ask your employer to write an Income Verification Letter and include pay stubs, bank statements, or tax returns. Of course, this is assuming that you need a car loan.

To prove that you’re eligible for Medicaid, you need to have a qualifying income. Medicaid places the burden solely on the individual to gather all the necessary documentation. That also means acquiring an Income Verification Letter from your employer.

The worst thing that can happen is that you'll be rejected for a loan. Or, you won't be able to rent the house or the apartment that you want. Some landlords might give you consideration regardless, but most will take the safer road and ask for proof of income. Banks are even less lenient and it’s highly unlikely for you to get approved for a mortgage or loan without income verification, whether it is in the form of an Income Verification Letter or another.

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