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Filing taxes for free 1. Filing taxes for free   Importance of Records Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Benefits of Recordkeeping Kinds of Records To Keep How Long To Keep Records Introduction A farmer, like other taxpayers, must keep records to prepare an accurate income tax return and determine the correct amount of tax. Filing taxes for free This chapter explains the benefits of keeping records, what kinds of records you must keep, and how long you must keep them for federal tax purposes. Filing taxes for free Tax records are not the only type of records you need to keep for your farming business. Filing taxes for free You should also keep records that measure your farm's financial performance. Filing taxes for free This publication only discusses tax records. 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Filing taxes for free Topics - This chapter discusses: Benefits of recordkeeping Kinds of records to keep How long to keep records Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses See chapter 16 for information about getting publications. Filing taxes for free Benefits of Recordkeeping Everyone in business, including farmers, must keep appropriate records. Filing taxes for free Recordkeeping will help you do the following. Filing taxes for free Monitor the progress of your farming business. Filing taxes for free   You need records to monitor the progress of your farming business. Filing taxes for free Records can show whether your business is improving, which items are selling, or what changes you need to make. Filing taxes for free Records can help you make better decisions that may increase the likelihood of business success. Filing taxes for free Prepare your financial statements. 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