GIPB | What is the retention period for documents?


GIPB | What is the retention period for documents ?

Below, you will find the recommended durations for retaining different types of documents.

  • Tax returns and supporting documents: 7 years.
  • Banking documents and attorney fees: 5 years.
  • Construction and renovation documents: 10 years.
  • Various invoices: up to 10 years, depending on the type.
  • Utility bills and electrical appliances: 2 years.
  • Horeca invoices: 6 months.
  • Documents related to housing (leases, mortgage loans): 5 years.
  • Receipts for small amounts: 1 month.
  • Pay slips: 10 years, recommended until retirement.
  • Personal and family documents: a lifetime.
  • Insurance documents: 10 years, except for civil liability insurance which should be kept for life.