5 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe

When it comes to important papers, there are several you should always keep in a safe place. Discover here 5 important papers you should keep in your safe.

5 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe
Although we live in an increasingly paperless world, there are some documents that absolutely require you to keep hard copies. These are important papers that are required for large purchases, travel, and unexpected events.

But what are the most important documents to have in your safe at home?

Keep reading to learn about the five most important documents you should keep safely at home.

1. Tax Returns

Your annual tax returns are important to keep for a few reasons. At the top of this list is your chance of being audited, when you will be expected to produce your tax returns and supporting documents. However, the IRS only has three years to perform an audit, so after that time you can discard the supporting documents and retain only the tax return itself. 

Tax returns are also frequently used as proof of income for large purchases, like home loans, so keeping them safe means an easier application process should you decide to apply to a bank.

You may also choose to keep your pay stubs along with your tax returns for proof of income. If you don't receive pay stubs because you're a freelancer or business owner, you can always use an online service to generate one, like this fillablepay stub free PDF.

2. Passport

If you want to travel anywhere outside of your home country, you'll want to make sure you have a passport. Before traveling, make sure to make copies of it and keep them in your safe as well in case you lose your passport while away. It will make replacing this important document a little easier.

Taking a copy of your passport with you when you travel means you can carry the copy in your wallet in case you get detained or questioned and leave your actual passport in a safe at your hotel to avoid losing it.

3. Your Will

While your official will is kept with the attorney who helped you draft it, you'll receive several copies. Keep one of these in your safe and consider keeping the second in either a safe deposit box or with a trusted friend or family member.

4. Birth Certificates

You should have a birth certificate for each member of your family in your safe. Making copies to keep in your home binder or files is also a good idea, both as a backup in case the originals are misplaced and in case you need to quickly access the information without digging through your safe.

5. Social Security Cards

Carrying your social security card around is a good way to have your identity stolen. Keep your social security cards safely locked up at home and only carry it on your person when you need it, such as when you start a new job.

The Important Papers You Should Have at Home

Keeping these important papers in a safe at home means you'll never be without them and have them when you need them for important business and life events.

Looking for more helpful articles like this one? Check out the rest of this site for more!



A Hameed,2,Aanchal Digest,43,Ahadees Books,1,Aleem ul Haq Haqqi,2,Areej Shah Novels,1,Army Jobs,1,Articles,190,Ashfaq Ahmed,3,Aslam Rahi M.A,1,Automobiles,2,Autos,5,Business,115,Casino,11,CBD Oil,7,Celebrities,1,Children Books,1,Computer Books,32,Computer Tips,11,Computing Magazine,22,Creative Design; Business,1,Cryptocurrency,65,Dalda Ka Dastarkhwan,1,Darr Digest,7,Devta All Parts,1,Dictionaries,3,Digest,1,Digital Marketing,18,Dosheeza Digest,1,Ecommerce,1,Education,1,English Books,8,English Dictionary,2,Entertainment,10,Essay Writing,12,FIA Jobs,1,Finance,15,Fintech,4,Food,1,Forex Trading,4,Gaming,33,General Knowledge Books,1,Global Science Magazine,7,Haalim Episodes,1,Halim Novel Episodes,1,Hashim Nadeem,8,Hasrat Mohani,1,Health,60,Health Books,2,Health News,28,Health Videos,2,Hijab Digest,17,Hina Digest,20,Historical Books,3,Historical Novels,2,Home Decoration,5,Home Improvements,6,How To,24,Iffat Sehar Tahir,1,Imran Series,6,Insurance,9,Interesting News,36,Internet,3,Islamic Books,14,IT Books,9,IT Urdu Magazines,9,Jasoosi Digest,22,Job Advertisements,8,Jobs,8,Khawateen Digest,44,Kiran Digest,20,Languages Learning Books,1,Legal,5,Lifestyle,9,M.A Rahat,1,Maha Malik,1,Marketing,8,Masala Magazine,1,Maulana Ahmad Saeed Dehlwi,1,Mazhar Kaleem,5,Mehwish Ali Novels,1,Mohiuddin Nawab,13,Muhammad Idrees Khan,1,Naseem Hijazi,1,Naye Ufaq Digest,10,News,23,Nighat Abdullah,1,Nimra Ahmed,10,Pakeeza Digest,19,Pakistan History Books,1,Personal Computer,13,Personal Development,3,Poetry,1,Poetry Books,2,Psychology,9,Quotes websites,1,Real Estate,5,Religious Urdu Books,3,Reviews,10,Rida Digest,3,Rohani Digest,1,Romantic Urdu Novels,53,Sachi Kahaniyan Digest,10,Sadia Abid,1,Saheena Chanda Mehtab,1,Sarguzasht Digest,23,Sayara Digest,3,Scientific Books,5,SEO,22,Shadi Books,1,Shayari,1,Shuaa Digest,44,Smartphones,26,Social Books,3,Software,1,Sports,2,Sultan Bashir Mahmood,8,Sumaira Hameed,2,Sumaira Sharif Toor,1,Sumera Shareef Toor,1,Sumera Sharif Toor,1,Suspense Digest,25,Syed Wasi Shah,1,Taleem o Tarbiat Magazine,8,Tariq Mehmood Majzoobi,1,Technology,89,Technology News,32,Telecom Jobs,1,top 10,1,Traveling,2,Trending,3,Tutorials,1,Ubqari Magazine,23,Umera Ahmed,19,Urdu Articles,2,Urdu Computer Books,5,Urdu Dictionary,2,Urdu Digest,3,Urdu Health Books,1,Urdu Islamic Books,10,Urdu Novels,76,Ushna Kausar Sardar,1,Wallpapers,1,Windows,1,Women Books,1,บ่อนคาสิโน,1,
Urdu Soft Books: Well-researched and Best Quality Trending Articles | Famous Urdu Books and Novels: 5 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe
5 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe
When it comes to important papers, there are several you should always keep in a safe place. Discover here 5 important papers you should keep in your safe.
Urdu Soft Books: Well-researched and Best Quality Trending Articles | Famous Urdu Books and Novels
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content