Thursday, September 6, 2012

My financial questions: What paperwork to save after a home is sold?

We have been in our current home for 15 years. We purchased and sold two houses prior to that and I have a 5 inch stack of papers proving it. Does anyone know what you have to keep after the house is sold, tax documents filed and 15 or more years have passed?

I'm having coffee with a friend this afternoon who happens to be a tax accountant. I will see if she knows but my learned and experienced readers could have the answer!


  1. I thought it was seven will be interesting to find out. Enjoy your coffee!

  2. I definitely want to know the answer to this!

  3. I have a couple of those boxes as well . . . but if I were you I'd certainly wait for an expert's advice, and not rely on a random opinion from some thinks-he-knows-more-than-he-does amateur commenting on your blog (which is why this thinks-he-knows-more-than-he-does amateur is keeping his big mouth shut!).


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