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Keep Your Tax Records Safe

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We all know that it is important to keep your tax records and documents safe for various purposes, such as audits.  As hurricane season is starting, don’t forget to take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard your personal and business documents against natural disasters.  

We are the Strategic Tax Lawyers, a firm with a State tax Levy Attorney, IRS tax lawyers, and a payroll tax lawyers.  Collectively, we have many successful years of experience dealing with the tax law and winning tax-related cases. At this time, we want to notify you about the importance of keeping your tax documents safe for future access.

One surefire way to keep your documents safeguarded is by creating an electronic set of your records.  We recommend keeping a duplicate set of your tax-related records which should include your tax returns, bank account statements, asset and investment documents, retirement and insurance policies.  Pick a safe place in your home or business, and store your information in package that is waterproof.  By having an additional set of records will be easy to do since you can get many of these documents and statements and documents online.  Another option is to scan the original paper records and storing them on a USB flash drive, a CD/DVD, on an external hard drive or save them to a cloud online.

One extra step we recommend is to take a picture or video of the contents in your home in case of disaster loss.  This is important for high valued items. This method will help individuals prove the value of items for insurance claims.  Store these photos or video electronically as well and update this as often as needed.

If there is a disaster, such as a hurricane, flood or earthquake, you can contact the IRS to learn how to handle disaster-related issues.

The Strategic Tax Lawyers, LLP are a firm of State tax Levy Attorney, IRS tax lawyers, and a payroll tax lawyers We, at the Strategic Tax Lawyers Firm, are experts in tax code with years of experience dealing with the IRS.  Call the Strategic Tax Lawyers at (800) 669-4775 for a free consultation to assist you with your tax-related matters.