Surety bonding companies would benefit tremendously from a tax return score. Scoring tax returns would allow the bonding companies to verify corporate officer’s historical income and also identify unfavorable activity such as gambling. This would chedck for such things as bankruptcy, IRS audits and verify current tax delinquencies. In the event a corporate officer has their bank account eviscerated by the IRS, it could be tempting to funnel money from the bonded entity. Depleting corporate assets could result in cash flow problems, interrupted vendor payments and delay the project completion date.
Tax scoring will provide an extra layer of due diligence that will alert the company of IRS problems that could be a game changer.