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How long do you keep papers etc

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Peckarollover Sun 02-Jan-05 21:15:29

Im having a big clearout of paperwork but not sure what to keep?

How long is best to keep bank statements, bills etc?

Twiglett Sun 02-Jan-05 21:16:01

7 years if needed for tax purposes

Twiglett Sun 02-Jan-05 21:16:27

then shred 'em .. don't just bin 'em

(oo get me dropping my letters all over the place )

Peckarollover Sun 02-Jan-05 21:17:10

7 years?!

eek! I dont think Ive lived out of my Mums for that long so I have to keep them * all * then!! lol

I dont think i need them for tax just general household stuff

warmmum Sun 02-Jan-05 21:17:22

Twiglett is quite right, don't skimp on the shredding.

BubblesDeVere Sun 02-Jan-05 21:18:19

I only keep everything for 12 months and then cross shred everything, in fact it needs doing now, so thats another thing to add to my New Years to do list.

Gwenick Sun 02-Jan-05 21:18:57

or use them to light the fire/bonfire - that's what my mum always used to do LOL

Gwenick Sun 02-Jan-05 21:18:57

or use them to light the fire/bonfire - that's what my mum always used to do LOL

serenity Sun 02-Jan-05 21:22:09

A year for everything like statements, paid bills etc. We keep wage slips until the april after the tax year they were issued - but so far we've kept all our P60s.

SeaShells Sun 02-Jan-05 21:23:56

I keep mine a year at least as I had bad experience with Council tax, at the end of the year, they said I had missed a payment early on in the year, I knew I hadn't and luckily I had all my statements for the year so could easily prove them wrong.

Mosschops30 Sun 02-Jan-05 21:29:58

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