Life’s Certainties: Death, Taxes and Shredding


In discussing the nature of the Constitution, founding father Benjamin Franklin said, “nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.” In light of this, the secure shredding of sensitive documents accumulated over one’s life needs to be added to this motto.

During tax season, shredding companies increase their staffing and equipment in order to meet the large increase in demand for document shredding caused by tax advisors and CPAs.

However, following a death it is common for family members to come face-to-face with large quantities of the deceased’s personal information contained in boxes of tax documents and stacks of bank account information. Furthermore, filing cabinets and rooms full of paperwork from a business that that was left behind are a frequent occurrence.

Grieving – especially with so many other crucial tasks – can make these mountains of paper overwhelming. The worst thing that you can do in that moment is to simply box it up and just pitch it all into a dumpster or recycling bin. Identity thieves are willing to take advantage of the information that these pages contain and will not respect the deceased nor their memory.

There is Shredding Help Available

As a reliable destruction company, Secure Destruction serves to help make the necessity of document shredding during tax season or grieving season as painless as possible. We offer drop-off service, pick-up service and mobile shredding service to accommodate your needs.

Additionally, in the event that you need document destruction services during a time of sadness, please utilize the coupon button below to receive a 15% discount. This is one of our ways of saying that we are sorry for your loss. Please accept this discount along with our thoughts and prayers.

For more information, feel free to reach out to us at our contact page.

Personal Shredders - Secure Destruction Service

Personal Shredders: Is Your Client’s Information Under Your Desk?

Personal Health Information - Secure Destruction

Is Your ASC Following Best Practices for Personal Health Information Disposal?

Retention Plan - Secure Destruction

Retention Plan – The Dangers of Legal Data Stockpiling