How long to keep payroll records?

Payroll records

In the US you’re required to keep payroll records for three years. This is to make sure your employees’ rights are protected.  The IRS can audit your payroll records. If there are any problems with your employees’ details or pay –  you may be subject to penalties.

Employee payroll records include PAYG payslips, payment summaries, tax reports and all payment details. This includes hours worked and wages earned. These documents must all be legible and in English.


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