Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As we enter tax season 2023, you may wonder how long you should keep your old tax returns and other paperwork associated with filing your taxes. For those with hard copies of your taxes, you might wonder if you can scan them. Or do you need to keep hard copies? Keep reading as we share how long you should keep your old taxes and how to get them out of your way, hopefully. How long do you need to keep old tax records, receipts, and total tax returns (state and federal)? Another common question is how to safely store these tax docs without feeling like you are living like a hoarder. While providing tax-planning guidance over the years, I've met several people with countless boxes full of old receipts, documents, and tax returns. While some tax documents needed to be kept, most could have been shredded and thrown away long ago. What Does The IRS Say About Keeping Old Tax Returns? According to the Internal Revenue … [Read more...] about How Long Should You Keep Old Tax Returns?