Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Concluding the Interview

Printing and Storing Returns

Data the Site Keeps

The site will keep the following data confidential and in a secure location until December 31 of the current tax year, except as noted:

  • A master backup disk containing all electronically transmitted returns unless the site is using an internet-based software
  • Signed copies of IRC 7216, Consent to Disclose and Consent to Use Notices, are recommended to be retained for three years
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The site is no longer required by IRS to retain signed copies of Form 8879.

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