Make Sure Self-Employed Resident's Tax Returns Are Accurate, Complete
In most cases, you need to verify household income with third-party employers because household members usually earn their income through jobs. But you may encounter a household member who works for herself. In this situation, you must follow the HUD Handbook’s requirements for verifying self-employment income. HUD’s preferred method of verifying self-employment income is getting a copy of the household member’s federal tax return, including supporting schedules [Handbook 4350.3, App. 3].