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Business Record Retention Guide

Business Documents To Keep For One Year

Correspondence with Customers and Vendors

Duplicate Deposit Slips

Purchase Orders (other than Purchasing Department copy)

Receiving Sheets


Stenographer’s Notebooks

Stockroom Withdrawal Forms

Business Documents To Keep For Three Years

Employee Personnel Records (after termination)

Employment Applications

Expired Insurance Policies

General Correspondence

Internal Audit Reports

Internal Reports

Petty Cash Vouchers

Physical Inventory Tags

Savings Bond Registration Records of Employees

Time Cards For Hourly Employees

Business Documents To Keep For Six Years

Accident Reports, Claims

Accounts Payable Ledgers and Schedules

Accounts Receivable Ledgers and Schedules

Bank Statements and Reconciliations

Cancelled Checks

Cancelled Stock and Bond Certificates

Employment Tax Records

Expense Analysis and Expense Distribution Schedules

Expired Contracts, Leases

Expired Option Records

Inventories of Products, Materials, Supplies

Invoices to Customers

Notes Receivable Ledgers, Schedules

Payroll Records and Summaries, including payment to pensioners

Plant Cost Ledgers

Purchasing Department Copies of Purchase Orders

Sales Records

Subsidiary Ledgers

Time Books

Travel and Entertainment Records

Vouchers for Payments to Vendors, Employees, etc.

Voucher Register, Schedules

Business Records To Keep Forever

While federal guidelines do not require you to keep tax records “forever,” in

many cases there will be other reasons you’ll want to retain these documents


Audit Reports from CPAs/Accountants

Cancelled Checks for Important Payments (especially tax payments)

Cash Books, Charts of Accounts

Contracts, Leases Currently in Effect

Corporate Documents (incorporation, charter, by-laws, etc.)

Documents substantiating

fixed asset additions


Depreciation Schedules

Financial Statements (Year End)

General and Private Ledgers, Year End Trial Balances

Insurance Records, Current Accident Reports, Claims, Policies

Investment Trade Confirmations

IRS Revenue Agents. Reports


Legal Records, Correspondence and Other Important Matters

Minutes Books of Directors and Stockholders

Mortgages, Bills of Sale

Property Appraisals by Outside Appraisers

Property Records

Retirement and Pension Records

Tax Returns and Worksheets

Trademark and Patent Registrations

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