How long should I keep flexible spending account records?

When you participate in a flexible spending account, you should try to keep all of your records as you accumulate them. Most experts recommend keeping your flexible spending account records for at least three years after you receive them. You may be tempted to get rid of these records as soon as you are reimbursed for the expense. However, you should keep them for the three years because the company that you work for could be audited at some point during that time span. If this happens, you could be reissued a new W-2 that shows you received additional income. 

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