Document Shredding FAQ’s in Richardson, TX
Shredding is great way to increase your personal security or the security of your business, however, sometimes it can be difficult to know which documents you should keep and which ones you should shred. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about shredding documents:
- Do I need to remove paper clips, staples or binders?
You don’t need to remove paper clips, staples or clasps.
They are all ok to shred.
The documents are removed for shredding and the 3-ring binders are returned to the client.
- How long do I need to keep my tax records?
According to the IRS, you should typically keep your tax records for 3 years from the date you filed
to your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. If you file a claim for a loss from worthless securities or bad debt deduction, you should keep records for 7 years. If you don’t report income that you should report, and it’s more than 25% of the gross income on your return, you should keep records for 6 years. You should keep employment tax records for at least 4 years after the date the tax becomes due or is paid, whichever is later. And if you don’t file a return or you file a fraudulent return, you should keep your records indefinitely.
- What size of jobs do you accept?
We handle both small routine shredding and large one-time purge projects. For major purge projects, we’ll come to your home or office and shred all documents quickly and efficiently.
- Do I need to shred a document or is it ok to simply recycle it?
Here at Secure On-site Shredding, we emphasize that it’s important to securely shred or destroy all documents with confidential information, such as financial documents or papers with personal identity information. Recycling such documents can sometimes lead to them ending up in the wrong hands. Shredding them will ensure no one can access or misuse the information down the road. If you’re uncertain whether a document needs shredding, consider whether it has private information about you, your business or a client. If you would be concerned about someone else having access to the document, you should shred it.
- How big is a standard banker box?
Standard banker boxes are 1.2 cubic feet, or 15”L x 12”W x 10”H.
- What happens to the paper and boxes once shredded?
We conduct eco-friendly recycling of all shredded materials, so you can get rid of all of your sensitive documents without worry about harming the environment. Empty boxes are also recycled separately from the shredded paper.
Here at Secure On-site Shredding in Richardson, TX, we aim to make the shredding process as easy and convenient as possible. Call us today at (214) 509-0134 to learn more about our services!