After filing your taxes, what records can you toss?
Abstract: Taxpayers who have filed their 2021 tax returns may be eager to start clearing out some tax-related paper clutter. Paring down is a good idea, as long as essential records that may be needed in the event of an IRS audit are kept. Some documents may help with collecting a future refund or assist taxpayers with filing next year. This article provides an outline of the documents that should be kept — for how long — and the papers that can be thrown away.