Generally such records should be kept as long as you can. I suggest clients to scan and retain it in their backup files.
IRS rules suggest that they be retained for atleast 4 years.
Here is a link to the publication for your reference
Yes. But shouldn't they have also offered another W4 to her when she went back to work for them in 2010? The did not and only told her that she was still in their system.
Employee can provide updated Form W-4 if situation changes to the employer.
Employer may but are not required to ask the employee to fill out a W-4 form again.
She made 17k and paid no taxes. She does't have a copy of the W4 and neither does the employer. I can claim her as a dependent, but I am thinking that she is still liable for any unpaid federal taxes. What a mess.
IS she your daughter? How old is she?
She is 24.
...and never paid attention to her pay stubs
You will not qualify to claim her as your qualifying child unless she is under the age of 24 and a full-time student for at least five months of the year
even though she is still at home?
And since she made more than $3,650 you cannot claim her as a qualifying relative too
Yes, that is correct.
like I said, what a mess
Here are the rules-
You are welcome. Sorry about the outcome though...
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I appreciate your assistance!!