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March 25, 2024

Protecting Your Personal Data During Tax Season | PROSHRED®

The Importance of Data Security During Tax Season

Tax season is a prime time for identity thieves to strike. With sensitive financial information readily available, individuals and businesses are vulnerable to various forms of fraud, including identity theft, phishing scams, and fraudulent tax filings. Once personal data falls into the wrong hands, the consequences can be devastating, ranging from financial loss to reputational damage, not to mention the hassle that comes with recovering from it.

PROSHRED® offers a comprehensive solution for protecting your personal data during tax season and beyond. A leading provider of secure document destruction services, with a commitment to confidentiality and reliability, trusted by individuals, businesses, and organizations across America 

Protecting Your Personal Data During Tax Season

Why Shredding Matters!

Shredding documents containing sensitive information is a proactive measure against identity theft and fraud. Whether it's old tax returns, bank statements, or other financial documents, proper shredding ensures that your sensitive information cannot be reconstructed or exploited by malicious thieves. Additionally, shredding documents before disposal helps maintain compliance with privacy regulations such as the FACTA and HIPAA. Knowing what to shred and what to keep can not only simplify your tax preparation process but also protect your sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. 

What to Shred: 

  • Tax Returns older than 7 years 
  • Old Bank and Credit Card Statements 
  • Pay Stubs from last year's Tax Season 
  • Expired Identification Documents 
  • Old Utility Bills 
  • Junk mail and magazines containing shipping labels 
  • Old 1098-T Forms - Education 


  • Business invoices from the previous years 
  • Medical records from the previous years 
  • Expired insurance policy 
  • Old boarding passes 
  • Copies of photo IDs 
  • Cancelled checks or void checks 


Compliance and Certification

PROSHRED® adheres to strict security protocols and industry standards to safeguard your data effectively. With our ISO 9001 Certified by NSF-ISR and our NAID AAA Certification, our shredding practices meet the highest standards of security and compliance. By partnering with PROSHRED®, you can rest assured that your document destruction needs are handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity. 

Stay organized, stay secure!

As tax season approaches, protecting your personal data should be a top priority. By partnering with PROSHRED® shredding services and implementing best practices for data security, you can minimize the risk of identity theft and fraud while ensuring compliance with privacy regulations. Don't leave your sensitive information vulnerable—take proactive steps to safeguard your privacy and peace of mind. 

Are you ready for tax season?

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