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I'm sort of like you - I can't abide clutter and toss bills and such
after paying unless I have a reason to keep them (ie, I'm contesting
something on them, they're needed for warrantee or returns, etc.)
But I do keep all tax-related bills in a file folder - if I suspect
that a bill or statement may be tax impacting (ie, car registration,
etc), I toss it into a file folder marked "year N tax". Since you
are legally responsible for 7 years of tax information in case of an
audit, you should keep at least that much of your tax returns and
associated docs such as December bank receipts, 1099's and W-2's, etc.
(just the return is not enough to survive an audit, particularly if you
have anything more than Schedule-EZ level tax complexity)

Foobarista, who hates clutter too...

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