How long should I keep records?

The length of time you should keep a document depends on the action, expense, or event which the document records. Generally, you must keep your records that support an item of income, deduction or credit shown on your tax return until the period of limitations for that tax return runs out. The period of limitations…
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What kind of records should I keep

You may choose any recordkeeping system suited to your business that clearly shows your income and expenses. The business you are in affects the type of records you need to keep for federal tax purposes. Your recordkeeping system should include a summary of your business transactions. This summary is ordinarily made in your business books…
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Why You Should Pick the Executor of Your Will Carefully — Part Two

In my previous column, I discussed the responsibilities of executors, the persons who are the key figures in the settling of estates. Here, I’ll discuss why this is crucial and how badly things turned out for executors who failed to obtain the proper tax advice. The need to obtain the right kind of advice was made…
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