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County treasurer seeks owners of $400k in unclaimed funds

Property taxpayers and others who may have done business with any department of the county of San Diego in the past four years may be owed a portion of approximately $409,000 in funds available to claim, the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector announced Wednesday.

The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s final notice of unclaimed monies list is available at www.sdtreastax.com. The remaining unclaimed funds, as of Sept. 8, 2014, will be “escheated” to the county’s general fund.

The County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office has 1,782 unclaimed accounts, which amount to approximately $409,000 in funds is available to claim. Of the $409,000, $280,911 is unclaimed property tax refunds, and another $128,000 is from various county departments that consumers have dealt with in the past four years. The lowest amount available is $10.11, and the highest is $8,750 to a blood relative of Elizabeth Beal.

“We have a large number of funds available to claim this year,” said San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister. “Our goal in the next several weeks is to find the rightful owners. I urge people to check the 'Final Notice List' and claim their monies today. Final written notices have been sent to the last known mailing address for each refund owed. However, we have received returned notices and some checks have not been cashed.”

Current state law allows county-wide monies that remain unclaimed for more than three years and property tax refunds that are unclaimed for more than four years to be turned over to the County’s General Fund.

For information on how to file a refund claim, please visit: www.sdtreastax.com or call 877-829-4732. There is no charge for this service.

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