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CPA Letter for Verification of Self-Employment (Sample)

A self-employment verification letter from a CPA is a document issued by a Certified Public Accountant, which affirms that the CPA has prepared or reviewed the tax return of an individual, and certifies that the person is self-employed.

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This letter helps a third party (viz. lenders, landlords, etc.) to make a decision whether or not to offer their services or products to that self-employed individual. You can directly approach a CPA with your tax return for getting such a letter.

Here is an example of such a self-employment verification letter from a CPA. Please modify as needed.


To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter on behalf of my client, Mr./Ms. (Name of the Person), son/daughter of (Name). I have been Mr./Ms. (Name of the Person)’s certified public accountant for the past ___ years. This letter intends to provide information on his/her self-employment status and income details.

Mr./Ms. (Name of the Person) has been self-employed for ___ years as a (Type of Work/Profession). His/Her income has been steady for __ years.

In (Year1), Mr./Ms. (Name of the Person) made a gross income of (Amount in figures) (Amount in words). In (Year2), the gross income from (Date) to (Date) is (Amount in figures) as verified by his/her financial statements. Total income for (Year2) is expected to be (Amount in figures) (Amount in words).

A credit decision, or any other determination for which the above mentioned information might be used by you, is solely a matter of your own judgment and responsibility. This letter neither intends to establish any obligation on my part to take any future accountability, nor guarantees any creditworthiness of my client.


(Name of the CPA)
Certified Public Accountant

Signed and Stamped by Notary:

State of _____________________________

County of ___________________________

Subscribed and sworn before me this ______ day of ___________, 20____.

                                                            Notary Public

CPA Letter for Verification of Self-Employment (Sample)