Tax Season Means Shredding Time! – We cannot head into this season without stressing the importance of paper shredding – whether you’re a professional tax service company or someone at home handling your own returns online.
Tax season has arrived – which means it’s that time of year when piles of paperwork, records, invoices, and receipts that have been stored up over the last year are sorted through, reported, and then filed away for storage or disposed of.
We cannot head into this season without stressing the importance of paper shredding – whether you’re a professional tax service company or someone at home handling your own returns online.
You must protect your private information. The rate at which cybercriminals and scammers are using the information to perform identity theft is showing no signs of slowing. In fact, tax season fraud is one are the most common types of identity theft that happens today. These criminals are not just finding ways to break into computer systems- but they’re also dumpster diving into trashes behind office buildings and accountant businesses in search of the data they need to commit the crime.
With paper shredding services you’re taking a giant step in protecting yourself, your customers, and your family. So this season while you prepare all of your forms and documents for taxes, don’t forget that shredding is a must! Here are some steps you can take to get ready for the shredding season that follows.
Update All Employees on Shredding Policies
You can only be as safe and guarded with your data as possible when you include all employees in the training and policies for proper shredding and storage. Be sure your team is aware of the types of files they should never toss in the regular trash and what your companywide policy is for document shredding.
Learn What to Keep and What to Shred
Some documents will need to be stored on-site for industry compliance for a number of years before you can toss them – but that doesn’t mean keeping every slip of paper. The only way to maintain compliance and streamline your storage is to know exactly what you must keep and what items you can shred and toss as soon as you’ve filed this year’s taxes.
Partner with a Professional Shredding Service Provider
Trust Legal Shred to help your New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut home and business stay safe. We provide document shredding and hard drive destruction in a simple, secure stress-free way. Call for a free quote today!