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tomroby
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Number of years recommended that I keep copies of tax returns and all backup

 
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xmasbaby0
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Number of years recommended that I keep copies of tax returns and all backup

How long to save tax returns

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/How-Long-Do-Federal-and-State-Tax-Re...

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DoninGA
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Number of years recommended that I keep copies of tax returns and all backup

See this IRS website for record keeping - https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records

 

For a W-2 -

As stated on the back of the W-2 -
Keep Copy C of Form W-2 for at least 3 years after the due date for filing your income tax return. However, to help protect your social security benefits, keep Copy C until you begin receiving social security benefits, just in case there is a question about your work record and/or earnings in a particular year.

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