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    How long do you keep your logbooks?

    How many years do you keep your logbooks around? I know I should at least hold on to it for the current year for taxes but how long after that before you can chuck them.

    I'm doing some spring cleaning and want to clear some space out. I have all my books that I ever filled out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJDub View Post
    How many years do you keep your logbooks around? I know I should at least hold on to it for the current year for taxes but how long after that before you can chuck them.

    I'm doing some spring cleaning and want to clear some space out. I have all my books that I ever filled out.

    why no keep them all?

    I have every one i've ever filled out, 2008- current, i'll never get rid of them.





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    Till I run out of hours then start a new one!

    As long as you want I guess no need to really.

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    i have all of them going back over 8 years. and an IRS audit can go back alot longer than JUST THE LAST YEAR.....!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flood View Post
    i have all of them going back over 8 years. and an IRS audit can go back alot longer than JUST THE LAST YEAR.....!!
    This, an IRS audit can go back 5-10 yrs...maybe more. Anyhow, I've known guys who still have every log book they filled out even though now being retired. I plan on keeping at least around 10yrs worth.

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    I keep everything for 10 years. Have 10 nice boxes in my home office. In Jan I tossed all the 2000 stuff and relabeled the box 2011. Plus we are now on E-logs so every 3 months I just download them all and save the file. (a whole year is only about 1mb)

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    I am a company driver. 9 days then then they go by by, no more! The company I work for keeps records for my taxes. Even takes out my taxes every paycheck so I dont even have to pay taxes myself. Do my taxes every year like I am sposed to its bulletproof! Unless they discover income I have that I aint sposed to that would be a problem, like I said its bulletproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJDub View Post
    How many years do you keep your logbooks around? I know I should at least hold on to it for the current year for taxes but how long after that before you can chuck them.

    I'm doing some spring cleaning and want to clear some space out. I have all my books that I ever filled out.
    I plan on keeping mine till I'm dead. Its funny how when you look at them, even from 5 years ago or more you can remember almost everything you did that day (i can anyway)

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    I keep all of mine in a box. Figure why the hell not.

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    A couple months at the most then they got pitched.....

    The only reason they stayed around that long was the log dept at Landstar was notorious for losing logs then blaming the driver for not turning them in..
    Last edited by groundpounder; 06.12.2011 at 12.13 PM.

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