Effort-free, box-it-up paperwork management

ses@lightcapturepaper.co.uk ses at lightcapturepaper.co.uk
Sat Aug 22 23:04:20 BST 2009

Tax man> you need to keep paperwork for up to 7 years.

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From: Jacqui Caren
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Peter Corlett wrote:
> On 21 Aug 2009, at 17:27, James Laver wrote:
>> My flat is a tip, my desk is atrocious and my crate of paperwork
>> (unsorted of course) is getting out of control.
> The shredder is your friend. Usually about 50-70% of any pile of 
> paperwork that's been ignored for a while is envelopes, bill-stuffers, 
> junk mail, and stuff that's now out of date and worthless.

Tax man - pay slips - N years - shredder - big fine or tax bill...

Just because you dont have a direct need for something does not mean it
has no future value to you.

And yes the "tax man" is a law unto itself - and they sometimes decide to
make something up - you have to *prove* they are incorrect.


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