I get paid weekly through direct deposit, and every week I receive a statement containing my paycheck stub. Thus far I have been accumulating these because of some vague notion that all financial records should be filed away and kept, but is there actually any real reason I should keep these rather than shred them and toss’em?
Even if I got into an argument with my employer over whether or not I’d been paid (which I’m not worried about), my banking records would be the most important evidence. Would the IRS expect you to have them in an audit situation?
I am itching to throw these things into the trash. For what reasons are these paycheck stubs actually worth keeping?