A client left our firm without taking his company's documents (sales invoices, purchase invoices etc).
What are the rules surrounding these documents? The client is legally responsible for holding accounting records for 6 years but are we? We do not want to put them into storage for eternity.
These are not working papers. These are purely the company's documents.
I want to give the client a deadline to retreive the documents, which if not met means we will dispose of them. Does this breach any laws? In my opinion, it doesn't but I haven't been able to find any conclusive information related to such a scenario.
Any references to legislation sitings would be very much appreciated