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Tax Season: What Documents Do I Need To Keep?

Tax documents can be some of the most confusing when it comes to what to keep and what to shred. The standard rule is keep records for three years, but does that apply to everything? The answer is that it's more complicated than that. Some documents you only need to save for a year while others you may need to keep around for a decade or longer. For example, your pay stubs and brokerage statements really only need to be kept unless there's a discrepancy in your W2s, year-end statements, or 1099s. In addition, there are certain income-related forms that aren't necessary for an audit, but are necessary for other benefits (e.g., Social Security, etc.). Find out more about how to create a tax document checklist for yourself, so you don't leave anything out. 

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Heart of Texas Shred Tax Season
 

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Tax Season: Identity Theft Prevention

Whether you are a business or an individual, you have tax documents in your files. Tax documents are a gold mine for identity thieves — they are loaded with personal information, including your social security number. Identity thieves are on the lookout during tax season, as those who leave tax documents around make identity theft much easier. You can minimize data theft by keeping confidential documents locked up and, when it’s time to dispose of them, by shredding them with Heart of Texas Shred.

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Heart of Texas Shred Tax Season
 

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Tips for Using Document Destruction Services

Document destruction services can help to protect your company and your customer’s data against exposure. But it’s important to carefully choose the service to ensure that data is protected throughout the destruction process. In this new post, we’ll present our tips for choosing document destruction services.

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Tips for Using Document Destruction Services
 

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The Hard Disk Destruction Service and Its Benefits

The importance of data in the current marketplace cannot be over-estimated. It’s the currency on which much of the marketplace thrives. And so keeping this data secure and preventing it from entering the public domain is of significant importance. In this latest post, we’ll explore the benefits of the hard disk destruction service.

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The Hard Disk Destruction Service and Its Benefits
 

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Does Your Business Need Document Destruction Services?

The use of document destruction services is essential in today's workplace, as various laws in Texas protect a consumer's personal data from identity thieves. However, many businesses fail to shred confidential documents, which exposes consumers to unnecessary risks that can lead to identity theft. Laws such as HIPPA, FACTA, EEA, and GLB are designed to protect the information of consumers and failure to comply with these regulations can result in costly penalties.

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Does Your Business Need Document Destruction Services?
 

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Document Destruction Services - Tempted by Free Shredding? DIY Shredding Might Not Be Best for Your Business!

If you're part of a business that needs to destroy documents on a regular basis, it might be tempting to try to do it all yourself.  Why pay for document destruction services if you can just buy a big shredder and do everything in-house?

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Document Destruction Services - Tempted by Free Shredding? DIY Shredding Might Not Be Best for Your Business!