Bulk shredding event protects confidential information | Events
This is a news release from the Davis County Health Department
CLEARFIELD, Utah – The Utah State Health Insurance Assistance Program, the Senior Medicare Patrol, and Davis County Health Department’s Senior Services are holding a "community shred" event here.
The public can take advantage of this no cost opportunity to protect their privacy by bulk shredding any unneeded personal documents.
Davis County’s “SHRED the FACTS” event will be held:
Friday, June 29
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
North Davis Senior Activity Center
42 South State Street, Clearfield
Examples of papers that can be shredded and when:
- Receipts for regular bills like utility bills that have been duly paid (as long as you don’t get any disconnection notices).
- Receipts and warranty cards for items with expired warranties or items that you no longer own.
- Expired licenses and membership cards. Those items with limited validity. Be sure that you don’t need them for renewals.
- Paycheck slips once you’ve gotten you yearly W-2 form from your company.
- Monthly (or quarterly) account statements once you get a yearly summary.
- Canceled checks older than 6 months. Make sure they’re not tax-deductible expenses, home improvements, or child support.
- Deposit slips that have been entered and cleared by the bank.
- Tax returns and supporting data that are more than six years old. Note: the IRS can audit you until six years back if you appear to have underreported by more than 25%. However, it can audit you further back if you’ve failed to file or made fraudulent reports.
- Records of investments you no longer own unless, of course, you need them for you tax returns.
- Credit card applications.