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Q. How long should I keep a copy of my return and other tax documents?
Legal Tax Question

Q. How long should I keep a copy of my return and other tax documents?


A. A general rule is to keep your return for three years after filing. However, depending on your circumstances the IRS expects you to keep your return (and related records) for up to seven years. That said, if the IRS believes you have filed a fraudulent return, there is no limit to how many years back they may audit you. So, unless you need the space, I recommend you keep your return and supporting documentation for as long as possible.

Joseph Cohen is the attorney at Cohen Counsel LLC. Cohen Counsel offers business, divorce, estate planning, real estate and other legal services to clients throughout the Metro Milwaukee area from its office at 2829 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212 (just South of the intersection of MLK and Locust).

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