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Tax planning is one process that you prepare for from the very beginning of a financial year. The preparation starts from the time when you save the very first receipt of the transaction that takes place in your business. Saving every receipt and other business financial statements is necessary when paying your taxes. However, the common question on the minds of many is that for how long you keep your business tax returns records. Let us find that out through this article.
What Business Returns to Keep?For the taxation process of a business, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has defined the need for the following document:
There are situations where you might have to hold on to your business tax returns for longer. One such situation is the tax objection appeal. A tax objection appeal is filed by a person when they think that the CRA was unjust with the documented facts and applied a wrong tax law on them. In case you have filed for such an appeal, it is recommended that you hold onto your business tax returns until the appeal and the matter which is raised is cleared.
Another important aspect to keep in mind is that disposing your business tax returns before six years is not a decision to take on your own. As per the CRA, if you wish to dispose your records before six years, you need to get a permission of the tax service director. Also, if you dispose them before six years without a permission, then you can be prosecuted by the CRA. So if you need more clarity on how to go about the process, get in touch with our tax experts.