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15740
Level 1

I realize this may not be a very important tax question to some, but it is to me!  I have a very small apartment, and even smaller office.  Can you tell me how long I have to keep my paper returns?   I appreciate any advice, because I am starting to sleep standing up, and my Bulldogge is sleeping on top of the filing cabinet!  LOL  

Seriously, I would appreciate what help you can give me.  Thanks so much! Looking forward to a new season!!       Blessings to all!!!

 

Jean Anderson
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IRonMaN
Level 15

See if this helps.

Form 8867 - Document Retention Requirements for Paid Preparers – Support (taxslayerpro.com)

Not enough room for you and the dog on top of the filing cabinet? 

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Skylane
Level 8
Level 8

The requirement is in circular 230.  

Think about printing to pdf and saving in client folders. Same for client documentation; w2's etc. They take up a whole lot less space that way.

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qbteachmt
Level 15

A professional tax preparer should comply with IRS regulations:

https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/information-for-tax-professionals

 

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