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Friday, October 19, 2012

Clever Event - Shredding, Tax Advice and Food Bank Donations

Someone in Oro Valley, Arizona had a great idea: combining shredding with tax advice and providing an opportunity to donate to the local food bank. Here's what they're doing:   

"Get rid of old documents safely at a free community shredding event Saturday, Nov. 10.  It will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Oro Valley Marketplace, at Oracle Road and Tangerine.

Tax professionals from the Southern Arizona Chapter of Enrolled Agents (SACEA) will provide information on how long to keep tax records, as well as year-end tax planning tips and how to save money with Arizona tax credits.

Shredding will be done by Shred-It Arizona for free, but a suggested minimum donation of $5 per box and/or three cans of food to the Marana Community Food Bank is requested. The Food Bank will have representatives at the shedding event to receive donations of money and canned goods.  Cash donations may qualify for a “dollar-for-dollar” tax credit."

Why not organize such an event in your community?

More on shredding and taxes:

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Color-Coded Taxes