Tax Day 2023: Proper Shredding Practices for Financial Documents
Tax Day 2023 and the importance of proper shredding practices for financial documents – Secure Your Sensitive Information, Shred Financial Data This Tax Season.
Tax Day 2023 is on Tuesday, April 18. With the big day fast approaching, it’s a good time to talk about the important role that shredding plays during this season. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to start thinking about proper shredding practices for all of your financial documents.
Today, with identity theft on the rise and the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands there has never been a more important time to learn the proper shredding practices you can follow to minimize your risk and ensure financial information remains secure.
Know What to Shred
One of the most important first steps in this process is knowing and understanding what should be shredded and what can be tossed in with the regular trash. As a general rule, any documents that have personal information on it, such as your name, address, Social Security number, or bank account information, should be shredded. This time of year, those documents can include tax documents, bank statements, credit card statements, and anything else you’ve used to compile your tax returns that could be used to steal your identity. Be sure to reference record-keeping guidelines and when you should shred or store data.
Choose a Professional Shredding Service
If you have a small amount or large amount of papers for shredding, nothing beats working with a professional document destruction company to get those safely disposed of. Outsourcing the work to a provider your trust means you’ll have a partner who not only understands all of the regulations to remain compliant but also is equipped with industrial-grade shredders and can securely shred your documents onsite or offsite.
Best of all, you’ll receive a certificate of destruction for proof that your documents have been securely destroyed. When you choose a reputable shredding company that follows proper security protocols and is certified by a professional organization, such as the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) you can have peace of mind that your personal and business documents are protected during tax season and beyond.
Legal Shred is committed to helping businesses and homeowners protect their private data. Our document destruction services provide a simple, secure, stress-free way to stay protected. Call for a free quote today!
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