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How would I say "How far back do they want me to go?" The context of the question is that I was filling out an application where they wanted my work history. I was attempting to ask the person helping me "How far back do they want me to go in my work history?". The best I could come up with was "Que tan lejos para atras quieren que voy con mi historia de trabajo". He understood what I meant but I am certain this was nothing close to correct.

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I would say something like this (I'm using third person singular because I suppose it is in a very formal environment so I would use "Usted" as subject):

If you want to detail it from the past to the present:

¿Desde cuándo quiere que detalle mi actividad laboral?

If you want to detail it from the present to the past:

¿Hasta cuándo quiere que detalle mi actividad laboral?

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In Spain, the most usual translation is hasta cuándo quieres que llegue; for example:

How far back do you want me to go filling out the form?

¿Hasta cuándo quieres que llegue rellenando el formulario?

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