How to Get Proof of Employment: A Simple Guide
There are certain things you can do to get proof of employment. You should check out our guide right here to learn about the actions to take.
11:17 26 March 2020
Are you looking to get a mortgage, found a new place to rent, getting a new job, obtaining a new loan, or need proof of employment for any other reason? You may be wondering how you can this information.
There are a few different things you can do to get this proof of employment. Check out this guide to help check this document(s) off your list.
Request an Employment Verification Letter
This is a letter from your organization stating that you are either a current or former employee. It must be printed on the company's official letterhead or stationery. It must contain the following information:
- Employer address
- Dates of employment (or state you are a current employee)
- Title of your position
- Current or former salary to help lenders
- Nature of employment (seasonal, part-time, at-will, etc.)
- Contact name at the organization
You will probably also have to supply your contact information along with your current or former employer.
You should also double-check to see if you need your salary. It is illegal in some states to include this information.
Also, make sure you request this letter as soon as possible because it could take some time to get this information.
Another way to show proof of employment is to gather paystubs from the last 30 days. If you use electronic deposit for your pay, check with your payroll department for a digital copy.
If you get overtime compensation, you can request a document outlining that as well from payroll.
You may need to supply more than one paystub, so be sure to verify.
You could use a paystub generator if you need to include more information. You will most likely need to get a signature from the organization.
You can also use your previous tax returns to employment verification. Lenders may want you to supply the last two to three years.
You may need to sign a form permitting the IRS to share this information.
If you are a freelancer, contractor, or self-employed, you will need additional documentation. This includes two to three years of tax returns for you and your business, 1099 Forms, business debt lists, and profit-and-loss statements.
You may also supply bank statements to show cash flow if you are self-employed. You can also show copies of contracts and receipts from clients for income proof.
Verification Service for Proof of Employment
You may need to sign a form allowing a verification service to check your background for proof of employment. This is common when you are getting a new job, so don't be alarmed.
It's All About the Details
Try to supply as much information as you can for proof of employment. You can supply any combination of these documents to make sure the lender, landlord, or future employer has plenty of information.
The main information you need to supply includes your full name, dates of employment, rate of pay, and job title.
Looking for more advice on finances for you or your business? Keep checking our blog in the Business & Money section for more information.