What can stay: Any documents that aren’t frequently renewed or that have to do with your business’ integrity are important to keep.
- Social security cards
- Birth certificates
- Death certificates
- Marriage license
- Business license
- Property records
- Vehicle titles
- Wills, living wills and powers of attorney
What can go (eventually): up-to-date versions of the following documents are necessary to keep.
- Insurance policies
- Retirement plan documents
- Social security statements
- Tax documents (about 7 years)
- Credit card receipts/statements
Older versions of these documents are unnecessary and probably fine to shred. But remember: when it comes to document destruction, always consult your legal team first. For example, tax documents that are more than 7 years old are useless to the IRS, however, other financial statements such as loan payments may be necessary to keep for a while, depending on the situation.
When you decide to shred documents, R4 Services can help. We offer secure on- and off-site destruction and can handle all types of media -- be it paper, hard drives or even x-rays. For the documents you need to keep, we have many storage options.
Contact us or call 773-843-3915 today to find out how we can relieve stress and save you time during your company’s move!
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