Do you remember the losses of 2008 and 2009? Did your accountant?

Most of us hold onto our tax returns for the recommended 7-10 years.  If you're anything like me, you don't remember those old tax returns until your tripping over that box in your office.  As most records were paper until recently, it is tempting to clean out that space and shred those unnecessary records.  But wait!  If you remember sustaining losses in any of your non-retirement accounts during 2008 and 2009 then before destroying documents check out the line entitled "Capital gain (or loss)" on the first page of your 1040.  If in ye