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July 2006

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IRS Says Protect Your Tax Records—It’s Hurricane Time

Seldom do you think of the IRS as Johnny-on-the-spot, but Fact Sheet 2006-19 does a good job of bringing some of today’s technology to the process of safeguarding your records. You can read the entire fact sheet at Here we summarize the best practices to follow:



Do your banking online and keep electronic copies of your bank statements (e.g., print to a PDF document).


Scan W-2s and 1099s.


Keep records in a fire- and waterproof cabinet.


Photograph or videotape the valuables in your ... Log in to view full article.

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