Are digital copies of my receipts accepted by the IRS?
Yes. The IRS will accept images of documents, such as receipts, as long as (1) they are an accurate reproduction with the intention of replacing the original paper document, (2) it gives the same information as the paper document, and (3) the important details of the document are not obscured (e.g., due to resolution, tone, […]
Can I use my captured receipt as proof of purchase when making a return or exchange?
Yes. For most merchants, especially ones that offer e-receipts of their own or support e-commerce returns, the most important piece of data on the receipt is the barcode, which can be scanned to locate the transaction in their system, or the transaction number on the receipt, which can be entered by the sales associate. The […]
Can I throw out my paper receipt after I have captured the image?
For any receipts used to support statements made on your tax return, you can destroy the paper receipt if the image you took of the receipt complies with the IRS Standards for electronic records and includes all necessary information. Be sure to check the guidelines of the country in which you are filing taxes.
How long will you keep the digital copy of my receipt?
We will hold on to receipts for three years after you have submitted them. If you need to keep the digital record for longer, you can export the receipt from within the receipts list.