shred

What papers do I keep or what papers do I shred?  We’ve got your questions answered.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for local shredding events to safely rid of the unwanted paper lying around your house or business! There are many different services that will shred your documents, but UPS is one of the most common. There are many different locations around Kansas City that you can take your documents to.

SHRED IMMEDIATELY:

Sales receipts

ATM receipts

Paid credit card statements

Credit offers

Cancelled checks

Expired warranties

SHRED WITHIN 1 YEAR:

Pay stubs

Bank statements

Paid undisputed medical bills

AFTER 7 YEARS:

Tax related receipts

Tax related cancelled checks

W-2’s

Records for tax deductions taken

IT DEPENDS:

Auto title (as long as you own the vehicle)

Home deed (as long as you own the property)

Disputed medical bills (to confirm issue is resolved)

Home improvement receipts (when you sell the home or pay capital gains tax)

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Many of these examples are now digital. If you are still receiving paper credit card statements, consider switching over to online baking.

Another point of interest is the state your paperwork is in. Try to stay on top of your paperwork so that when it comes time to shred documents, you know exactly where everything is and what needs to be shred.

If there are tax documents you are unsure if you should get rid of, be sure to check first with your accountant.