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Shred Paper Securely with Goodwill Shredding Service

If you live along the Susquehanna River in the Mechanicsburg-Harrisburg area, and you need to clean some paper clutter from your home or business this spring, come to Community Shred Day on April 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hampden Center parking lot near the Goodwill store. The address is 4880 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg.

If you are running out of room in your filing cabinet or getting tired of those shoeboxes cluttering your closet, create room. Do a thorough spring cleaning. Its just $5 a box. Cash or check only. For more information: https://www.yourgoodwill.org/work-with-us/shredding

Be sure to be secure

Bring your confidential documents to Goodwill Shred Day. Goodwill Shredding Service is a certified document destruction will be collecting boxes and bags of paper to be taken to our secure facility in Harrisburg where they are shredded.

Paper in your home that should be shredded includes:

  • Old bank statements
  • Credit card bills and new credit card applications
  • Utility records
  • Older tax records not needed for recordkeeping.
  • Anything containing personal information

For a shredding quote for larger projects, go here for more info: https://www.yourgoodwill.org/work-with-us/shredding

How Long do I Need to Keep My Tax Records?

We are rapidly moving from the Age of Paper to electronic recordkeeping, but many of us still have boxes of older paper tax records in our closets and drawers.  These personal documents contain Social Security numbers, financial data, PINs and perhaps bank account information.

It’s always a good idea to keep a paper copy of your last several federal, state and local tax records, but for how long? According to the IRS, the time you need to keep tax records varies based on the type of record you are keeping and when the tax was paid or refund check received. This would be anywhere from 3-7 years or indefinitely under certain circumstances. For more information, go here:

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/How-long-should-I-keep-records