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The IRS generally can make available a tax return for the current year and past six years.

The IRS has a limitation of how long they have to reassess a return (3 years if a return is filed 6 if income of 25% was omitted) so keeping all returns past the 6 years would be cumbersome.

The Social Security Administration keeps records about income from the 1978.

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