Keeping your accounting records and other important business documents can be crucial in case your company is audited. Accountant Mark Kohler offers four tips to help you keep important tax documents organized and safe:
1. Scan documents at the end of the year and backup your QuickBook files.
2. Use a cloud server to store your files online.
3. Buy a fire-proof safe to store originals of your documents.
4. Save tax-related documents for up to six years.
Mark J. Kohler, a certified public accountant in Irvine, Calif., is a partner in the accounting firm Kohler & Eyre, and the law firm Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller, & Sorensen LLP, specializing in business, estate and tax. He is the author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You from Entrepreneur Press.