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IRS Tax Forms and Publications:

Publication 1  

Your Rights As a Taxpayer

Publication 3

Armed Forces' Tax Guide

Publication 15

Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide

Publication 15A

Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide

Publication 17

Your Federal Income Tax

Publication 51

Circular A, Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide

Publication 54

Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

Publication 80

Circular SS - Federal Tax Guide for Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Publication 225

Farmer's Tax Guide

Publication 334  

Tax Guide for Small Business

Publication 378

Fuel Tax Credits and Refunds

Publication 463

Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses

Publication 501

Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information

Publication 502

Medical and Dental Expenses

Publication 503

Child and Dependent Care Expenses

Publication 504

Divorced or Separated Individuals

Publication 505

Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax

Publication 509

Tax Calendars

Publication 510

Excise Taxes

Publication 513

Tax Information for Visitors to the U.S.

Publication 514

Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals

Publication 515

Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations

Publication 516

U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad

Publication 517

Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy & Religious Workers

Publication 519

U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens

Publication 521

Moving Expenses

Publication 523

Selling Your Home

Publication 524

Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

Publication 525

Taxable and Nontaxable Income

Publication 526

Charitable Contributions

Publication 527

Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)

Publication 529

Miscellaneous Deductions

Publication 530

Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners

Publication 531

Reporting Tip Income

Publication 533

Self-Employment Tax

Publication 535

Business Expenses

Publication 536

Net Operating Losses

Publication 537

Installment Sales

Publication 538

Accounting Periods and Methods

Publication 541


Publication 542


Publication 544

Sales and other Dispositions of Assets

Publication 547

Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts

Publication 550

Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses)

Publication 552

Recordkeeping for Individuals

Publication 554

Older Americans' Tax Guide

Publication 555

Community Property

Publication 556

Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund

Publication 557

Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization

Publication 559

Survivors, Executors and Administrators

Publication 560

Retirement Plans for Small Business

Publication 564

Mutual Fund Distributions

Publication 570  

Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions

Publication 571

Tax-Sheltered Annuity Programs for Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations

Publication 575

Pension and Annuity Income

Publication 583

Starting a Business and Keeping Records

Publication 587

Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers)

Publication 590

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)(Including SEP-IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs)

Publication 593

Tax Highlights for U.S. Citizens and Residents Going Abroad

Publication 595

Tax Highlights for Commercial Fishermen

Publication 596

Earned Income Credit

Publication 598

Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations

Publication 721

Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits

Publication 901

U.S. Tax Treaties

Publication 907

Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities

Publication 911

Direct Sellers

Publication 915

Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits

Publication 919

How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?

Publication 925

Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules

Publication 926

Household Employers Tax Guide

Publication 929

Tax Rules for Children and Dependents

Publication 936

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Publication 939

General Rule for Pensions and Annuities

Publication 946

How to Depreciate Property

Publication 950

Introduction to Estate and Gift Taxes

Publication 954

Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities

Publication 957

Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration

Publication 967

The IRS Will Figure Your Tax

Publication 968

Tax Benefits for Adoption

Publication 969

Medical Savings Accounts

Publication 970

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

Publication 1212

List of Original Issue Discount Instruments

Publication 1542

Per Diem Rates

Publication 1544

Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000


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Record Retention Guide:

Storing tax records: How long is long enough?

April 15 has come and gone and another year of tax forms and shoeboxes full of receipts is behind us. But what should be done with those documents after your check or refund request is in the mail?

Federal law requires you to maintain copies of your tax returns and supporting documents for three years. This is called the "three-year law" and leads many people to believe they're safe provided they retain their documents for this period of time.

However, if the IRS believes you have significantly underreported your income (by 25 percent or more), or believes there may be indication of fraud, it may go back six years in an audit. To be safe, use the following guidelines.

Business Records To Keep... Personal Records To Keep...
        1 Year         1 Year
        3 Years         3 Years
        6 Years         6 Years
        Forever         Forever
Special Circumstances

Caution: Identity theft is a serious threat in today's world, and it is important to take every precaution to avoid it. After it is no longer necessary to retain your tax records, financial statements, or any other documents with your personal information, you must dispose of these records by shredding them and not disposing of them by merely throwing them away in the trash.

Business Documents To Keep For One Year

Business Documents To Keep For Three Years

Business Documents To Keep For Six Years

Business Records To Keep Forever

While federal guidelines do not require you to keep tax records "forever," in many cases there will be other reasons you'll want to retain these documents indefinitely.

Personal Document To Keep For One Year

Personal Documents To Keep For Three Years

Personal Documents To Keep For Six Years

Personal Records To Keep Forever

Special Circumstances

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