How long should you keep your tax files?

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Clients often ask us how long do they have to keep old files and documents.  Generally, CRA is able to reassess during a 4 year period after they issue a Notice of Assessment.  CRA’s guidelines however recommend that documents be kept for 7 years. In spite of this, a recent Tax Court of Canada ...

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