Audit proof your business.2019-01-05T15:07:57+00:00

How long to retain records

Document type

Length of time

Contracts, leases, agreements, etc Indefinitely
Licenses Indefinitely
Personnel records 7 years
Hiring document – W4, I9, IL W4
Performance reviews
Basis of which wages are paid
Time sheets
Pay stubs
Payroll returns 5 years
w2s and 1099
Sales tax return Indefinitely
Tax returns 7 years, However:
1.    Keep records indefinitely if you do not file a return.
2.    Keep records indefinitely if you file a fraudulent return.