By Miriam Raftery
July 15, 2017 (San Diego) – Over a half-million dollars in tax refunds has gone unclaimed by more than 1,360 residents and businesses in San Diego County. That includes property tax refunds, Superior court money, and funds from county departments. View the list.
If unclaimed by September 8, some of those funds will be lost to the owners and by law, will be transferred into the County’s general fund, according to County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said. Others on the refund list still have several years to claim their refunds.
"We've been trying to reach people who have had refunds for two years or more, and this is their last chance to claim the money before it's returned to the County of San Diego,” says McAllister. “If you've done business with the Superior Court, any county department, or with our office, you may have money in your name."
Amounts range from as low as $10 to as high as $60,000 to BALCOR, with many amounts over a thousand dollars.
In the past five years, McAllister's office has refunded nearly $400,000 in overpaid taxes and fees, but he notes, "In the past, sadly, the majority of these refunds are never claimed. We are asking the public's help to spread the word so we can get this money back to its rightful owner."
The lists of those who are owed a refund can be found at http://www.sdttc.com/content/ttc/en/tax-collection/Unclaimed-Money.html.
All claims can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or claimants can call toll free (877) 829-4732 for assistance.