Based on restrictions from the SEC rule 506c, only accredited investors can invest with Gatsby Investment.

You can apply for verification through our website, using a third-party service; “Verify Investor.” This is a secure process we provide as a complimentary service to all Gatsby investors.

How to determine if you are an accredited investor

To qualify as an accredited investor, you must meet one of the following four requirements.

  1. Individuals who have earned $200,000 or more in gross income, each year, for the past two years and expect to continue to do so.
  2. Individuals whose gross income, when combined with a spouse's income, totals $300,000 or more, each year, for the past two years.
  3. Individuals who maintain a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding the value of his or her primary residence.
  4. An entity with at least $5 million in assets, or a business in which all equity owners are accredited investors.

Three investor options

1. Investing as an individual

Any individual who meets the accredited investor requirement can invest with Gatsby. To invest as an individual means you’re taking sole responsibility for your investment.

You must use your full legal name when creating your account with Gatsby and when getting verified as an accredited investor through Verify Investor.

When you have made an investment, you will need to provide us with your personal IRS form W-9 and bank account. At the end of each applicable tax year, you will receive a Schedule K-1 tax form in your legal name, for you to use when filing your income tax return.

2. Investing as a company

You can invest as a company as long as your business meets the accredited investor requirements. In this case, your company will be the investor instead of you personally.

If you are the sole owner of the company, you will be verified as an accredited investor personally. If there are multiple equity owners, each partner needs to show proof that they individually meet the accredited investor qualifications.

Only one company shareholder can invest per Gatsby account. However, additional shareholders can invest through the same company by creating a separate account and going through the accredited investor process themselves.

Once you have made an investment, you will be asked to upload your company IRS form W-9 along with your tax ID number, as well as your company bank account. At the end of each applicable tax year, you will receive a Schedule K-1 tax form in your company name, for you to use when filing the income tax returns.

3. Investing through a retirement account

Anyone who qualifies as an accredited investor can invest through a retirement account. This means the investment is held under your retirement account.

You must use your full legal name when creating your Gatsby account and completing your accredited investor application through Verify Investor. Once you have made an investment, you will need to upload your IRS Form W-9 and bank account information with your retirement account name and number.

All proceeds will be disbursed to the same retirement account you invested from. You will not have the option to change the account or have the funds transferred elsewhere.

This account can only be used to invest through a retirement account. If you wish to invest as an individual, a company, or another retirement account, you must create a separate Gatsby account.

Each of our properties can accept up to 25% of the total raise amount from retirement accounts.

NOTE: If you have any questions about using your retirement account to invest with us, please ask a certified financial planner to assist you.

International investors are welcome at Gatsby Investment. After thorough research of rules, regulations, and tax structure between the United States and over 200 countries, we are pleased to offer a way for non-U.S. citizens to invest with us.

This is made in the following order:

  1. Create the Gatsby account in your full legal name.
    Only the account holder can invest using this account.
  2. Open a U.S. Corporation.
    To open a U.S. corporation, you may need help from a licensed U.S. CPA or attorney. If you would like a referral, please contact us at support@gatsbyinvestment.com.
  3. Get verified as an accredited investor.
    Follow the accredited investor requirements for U.S. investors. Your financial information must be equivalent to the U.S. Dollar requirement.

At the end of each applicable tax year, you will receive a Schedule K-1 tax form in the name of your U.S. corporation. You will use this form when filing the income tax returns.

NOTE: Before you go through the process of opening a U.S. Corporation, make sure you meet the accredited investor qualifications.

How to determine if you are an accredited investor

To qualify as an accredited investor, you must meet one of the following four requirements.

  1. Individuals who have earned $200,000 (when converted to U.S. Dollars) or more in gross income, each year, for the past two years and expect to continue to do so.
  2. Individuals whose gross income, when combined with a spouse's income, totals $300,000 (when converted to U.S. Dollars) or more, each year, for the past two years.
  3. Individuals who maintain a net worth of $1 million (when converted to U.S. Dollars) or more, excluding the value of his or her primary residence.
  4. An entity with at least $5 million (when converted to U.S. Dollars) in assets, or a business in which all equity owners are accredited investors.

Application

Click on “Sign up” to create an account and apply to be verified as an accredited investor.

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