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I am a sole proprietor and have filed as an individual until marrying, after which I filed/file jointly.

How long do I have to keep my tax prep material and filing? I confess, I have them back to 1992.

I've been told seven years while others said ten.

Is there a hard-and-fast rule? I did check the IRS website and all I found was a list of examples, including "You file a fraudulent return; keep records indefinitely." Well, I've never knowingly filed a fraudulent return but if they find an error, wouldn't they consider it fraudulent? And wouldn't that mean keep it forever?

Thanks for any help.

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