Who is Allowed to Gift Funds for EB-5 Investment?
In general, anyone or group may gift the funds to your personal account. The source of the gifted funds will have to be authenticated as coming from legal sources.
While there is no legal requirement on who can give a gift to a potential EB-5 investor, the gift giving has to be reasonable. Your family members, friends or business associates could be the reasonable source of the gift. A private company, on the other hand, may not be reasonable to give a gift to an individual.
The funds could come from an investment fund or business of the person making the gift, but you will need to show how those funds were accumulated by that person through tax returns. The source of fund tracking will be about the donor’s income and assets instead of yours when EB-5 investment is through a gift.
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