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Veteran Owned Business and SDVOSB Certifications in Texas

Texas (TX) Small Business Certification Programs: Below you’ll find Veteran Owned Business (VOB) Certification, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Certifications and Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification resources for the State of Texas including certificate and verification programs at the county and city level. Let us know if there’s one missing!

State of Texas Veteran Owned Business Certification:

State of Texas Verification Process for New Veteran-Owned Businesses

For your new veteran-owned business to qualify for the five-year franchise tax exemption, you must complete three steps. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Step 1 – Request a Letter of Verification of Veteran’s Honorable Discharge from the Texas Veteran’s Commission (TVC)

    To receive a Letter of Verification of Veteran’s Honorable Discharge (which will include a unique alpha-numeric identification code), each veteran-owner must email a request, along with their Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214), to the TVC at [email protected] Please block out the Social Security number on the DD214 before emailing.

    Each emailed request must include:

    • the date of the request
    • the veteran’s:
      • first name, middle initial, last name;
      • mailing address;
      • city, state, ZIP code;
      • telephone number;
    • the following statement: “In accordance with the verification provision of Senate Bill 1049 I am hereby requesting verification of my status as a Veteran of the United States Military.”
    • the veteran’s signature
  2. Step 2 – Complete Comptroller Form 05-904

    Once all owners have received their Letter of Verification of Veteran’s Honorable Discharge from the TVC, complete Comptroller Form 05-904, Certification of New Veteran-Owned Business (PDF).

    You must enter each owner’s:

    • name
    • unique identification code from their Letter of Verification of Veteran’s Honorable Discharge
    • percentage of ownership in the business
    • signature

    Use as many pages as necessary to identify 100 percent ownership in the business.

  3. Step 3 – Submit Required Formation/Registration and Verification Documents

    A veteran-owned business must either form with the Secretary of State (SOS) or register with the Comptroller’s office. Please use the instructions below to complete Step 3.


    If you formed, or are forming, a new veteran-owned business as a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or professional association, you must file these documents with the SOS:

    Documents may be sent to:

    Secretary of State
    P.O. Box 13697
    Austin, TX 78711-3697

    Contact the SOS at 512-463-5555 for filing assistance.


    If you formed, or are forming, a new veteran-owned business as any other entity type that is subject to franchise tax, you must file these documents with the Comptroller’s office:

    Documents may be sent to:

    Comptroller of Public Accounts
    P.O. Box 149348
    Austin, TX 78714-9348

    Contact the Comptroller’s office at 512-463-4402 for assistance.

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