A qualifying party must meet one of the eligibility requirements and documentation must be provided to verify the eligibility of the qualifying party.
The following are the eligibility requirements to be a Qualifying Party:
|Sole Proprietor (Individual): No additional documentation required.|
|Spouse of Sole Proprietor (Individual): Provide a copy of your marriage license.|
|Partner: Provide a copy of the partnership agreement in which you are listed as a partner.|
|Any Member or Manager of LLC: Provide a copy of the original Articles of Organization and Initial Report identifying you as a member or manager of the company. If these documents do not identify you as a member or manager, you must also submit a copy of the Operating Agreement which identifies you as a member or manager of the company.|
|Any Incorporator, Stockholder or Officer: Provide a copy of the original Articles of Incorporation in which your name is listed as an incorporator, stockholder or officer of the company. If these documents do not identify you as a incorporator, stockholder or officer, you must also submit a copy of the company’s By-Laws or Meeting Minutes which identify you as an incorporator, stockholder or officer of the company.|
|Employee: You must be a full-time employee of the company and the qualifier/employee will be required to sign a legal affidavit, along with their employer, stating that they meet this requirement. A full-time employee as defined by the IRS is an employee who on average works 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month and receives a W2 annually from the company.|