April 05, 2010 11:51 ET

NSBN LLP Tax Partner, Barbara Kogen, CPA, Advises on Tax Record Retention; Only 2 Weeks Remain Until the Deadline to File Tax Returns

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2010) -  NSBN LLP (, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants in Beverly Hills, was featured on CBS-2/KCAL-9 local news last week on a segment called: "To Shred or Not to Shred: Tax Advice" reported by Dave Malkoff

Barbara Kogen, CPA, JD, Head of the Tax Department at NSBN LLP, told CBS/KCAL viewers that, "Now that we have only two weeks until the April 15th tax deadline, be aware that there are specific guidelines for retaining tax records. Your most important documents, such as tax returns, home purchase deeds, home repair receipts, divorce papers, etc., should be kept in a safe place indefinitely... Tax return supporting documents should be retained for 7 years from the date the return is filed. To avoid identity theft, be sure to shred any documents that you discard that include your name, Social Security Number, account numbers or other financial information... There are other tax season topics to ask your CPA, including 'What are the rules for getting an extension?' and 'Are you eligible for the Home-Buyer credit?'"

For media inquiries or interview requests, you may contact Barbara Kogen at 310-288-4282.

About Barbara Kogen, CPA, JD:

Tax Topics:
"It's Tax Time, Are You Eligible for an Extension?"
"Home Buyer Credit, Who is Eligible?"
"Records Retention: To Shred or Not to Shred"

Recently Seen On:
CBS-2/KCAL-9 TV Evening News

Radio Interviews:
WCBM 680, "The Savvy Investor"
KRTH 101.1
KHTS 1220

Quoted In:
Los Angeles Times
Accounting Today
Practical Accountant

Education and Certifications:
JD, Loyola Law School
BA, Political Science, UCLA
Registered Securities Representative
Registered Investment Advisor

NSBN LLP is a full service CPA and business consulting firm that has been in practice in Beverly Hills, California, for over 50 years. NSBN has particular expertise in various industries, including real estate, escrow, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial businesses, entertainment, employee benefit plans, and high net worth individuals. The firm currently ranks among the top 25 CPA firms in Los Angeles County and among the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for the past three consecutive years. NSBN has 18 partners and a staff of approximately 70. For more information, please visit