Wayne State University

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Taxes

Should I keep copies of my tax return and other tax forms?

Yes. Always keep copies of your tax return, W-2, 1042-S, 1099 bank interest statements, and any other pertinent forms as proof that you have filed. The IRS can audit individual tax returns for up to 3 years following the filing deadline, and your tax records are essential in proving your case