How Long Must You Retain Your Financial Records?
A common question that arises each tax season concerns the length of time that financial records must be kept. A desire to get rid of the clutter conflicts with the need to retain critical documents. A great starting point is this article. I recommend clicking the link and giving it a read.
Every person's situation differs. At the end of the day, it's always prudent to confer with your accountant before heading to the shredder.
The phrase "how long" brings to mind the song of the same name by Ace. "How Long" is not a particular favorite, but it is remembered fondly. The introductory bass line is definitely etched in my memory.