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psspitfier
Apr 6, 2018

IRS Tax Return Transcript

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The CRA I asking me for my transcript from 2009. From what I am reading,I believe the US government destroys them after so many years. I think 7. Can anyone confirm this?

What do you do if this is true?

Daniel Gray CPA
Apr 8, 2018

Generally IRS keeps wage and income information for 10 years, but exceptions can apply. [ The IRS recommends that taxpayers retain copies of tax returns and supporting documents for a minimum of three years to a maximum of seven years but indefinitely if you file a fraudulent return . ] I access IRS returns from past years for clients using a POA. Under engagement, I could simply by trial and error see how far back those transcripts are available online - so long as we list those years on the POA. It's an instant online process, so we'll know without wait or delay.

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