3 million in Washington have unclaimed cash, assets

3 million in Washington have unclaimed cash, assets

3 million in Washington have unclaimed cash, assets

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 11:33 AM

It's possible the Washington State Department of Revenue has some of your money and would like to return it. 

You can search for your cash on the database, ClaimYourCash.org.

There are over 3 million names and nearly $1 billion in unclaimed assets up for grabs. Examples of unclaimed property include paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, uncashed refunds, life insurance proceeds, stocks and bonds and contents from safe deposit boxes.

"Even if you've checked the website or made a claim in the past, everyone should visit the website at least once a year," said Revenue Director Carol K. Nelson. "The list of names and money we receive grows each year."

Between July 1, 2012 and June 20, 2013, WSDOR returned more than $68 million to 170,800 people. During that same period, the department added 858,000 names and $140 million in unclaimed property to the database.

Revenue returns the property once the rightful owner files a claim and doesn't charge a fee for the service.

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