Tax season is the prime time of the year for gathering up old documents. Every year you plan to keep all of your tax papers organized, and every year you fail to do so. On-Site Information Destruction is here to give you the five best practices on how to be prepared for your next tax season and how to protect yourself from identity theft.
1. Monthly Filing
Staying ahead of your monthly personal or business finance papers is an excellent practice so that way when tax season comes around all your documents will already be in order. Doing this also ensures you don’t accidentally get rid of something you may need when filing.
2. File Early
Once you get your tax forms, you shouldn’t waste any time. Identity theft can happen if someone files fraudulent tax returns before you get your credible tax return turned in.
3. Choose a Tax Professionals
When you use a reputable tax professional to file for you, it relieves the stress from you and will help in avoiding potential online scams.
4. Only Keep Necessary Documents
We understand that knowing how long to keep different documents isn’t always common knowledge. Check out our blog on what documents to keep and what documents you can shred during tax season!
5. Use Precaution with Document Destruction
If you’re a business and keep a lot of documents throughout the year for tax write-offs, you should always use a professional document destruction company to ensure everything is securely shredded. When a business is handling other people’s identities as well, it’s vital to protect their identity as well.
Tax season is a busy time of year for identity theft; On-Site Information Destruction wants to make sure you and your customers are protected. Choosing secure data destruction is the safe way to ensure all of your yearly tax documents don’t get into the wrong hands.