County seeking people with unclaimed property tax refunds

City News Service

The county of San Diego is sitting on $250,000 in unclaimed refunds, leading Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister today to urge anyone who has done business with the county recently to check to see if they are on the list.

About 900 accounts of both individuals and businesses contain money that can be claimed, McAllister said. More than half the dollar total is from property tax refunds.

“We have been diligently searching for the owners of these monies and have had no luck,’' McAllister said. We hope that the owners come forward and claim their refunds before the Oct. 14 deadline.’'

Money unclaimed as of that date will go into the county’s coffers. State law requires a waiting period of four years on property tax refunds and three years for other unclaimed funds.

McAllister said the largest refund is $16,800 to the estate of the deceased Elizabeth Beal, and the smallest is $10.02.

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